Create from junk

We've got lots of great ideas to rethink, re-use and recycle. Drop in soon.


Current hours

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 11.00 am-5.00 pm and Saturday 11.00 am-1.00 pm.

If you wish to visit outside our open hours, please contact us to arrange

Open Tuesdays 11.00am- 3.00pm over the July School Holidays

We will be opening both Tuesdays, 10 and 17 July from 11.00 am-3.00 pm.

Workshops – July School Holiday

Create a concrete garden ornament

There are still spaces available on most days, for more information, please check out

If anyone can help in our Workshops please contact Christine

Thanks to Creative Communities for their support

If you wish to hold a workshop please contact Christine

Members Wanted

As you know, we are a not-for-profit incorporated society and the subscription fee acts to keep us operating during the year. We currently seek funding for most of our operating budget and the subscriptions help us immensely. Thanks to all of you who have loyally subscribed over the years.

Bag prices

As funding gets harder and so CREATIVE JUNK is still here in 10 years, we need to become more sustainable.

We currently have vacant office space available to rent, our general costs are increasing, we need to look at increasing our turnover.

Our bags are currently $5.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members

It’s great to see people coming in with their reusable bags and not plastic.

We have noticed the number of different sized reusable bags.

In future, if you are filling a larger bag you will be asked to pay up to $8.00 for members and $12.00 for non-members. In the centre we have a couple of bag sample.

Hire Equipment and Props – available to Members only

Art Materials

Note: members get discounted prices on our already cheap Art Materials

Volunteers/Helpers Wanted

The centre is run by a hard-working Volunteer Management Team and a number of volunteers from the community who give up their time to keep the centre going in many ways.

This is much appreciated, as without their support and energy we could not continuing to provide our service to the community.

If you would like to give time to the Creative Junk Centre, anywhere from 2 hours per month to 2 hours per day, we are looking for people to

  • Help in the centre sorting, tidying, making samples, etc
  • Help in workshops
  • Help with pickups
  • Act as a promotion person(s), to increase community awareness of the centre
  • Join the voluntary management committee

Please contact us we would love to hear from you

Office Space and Room available to hire

Creative Junk URGENTLY needs tenants to share our building.

Would be suitable for Artists, Co-ops, Community GROUPS, meetings

Available NOW upstairs office space of 65.15m², 3 rooms and a storeroom
at 25 Disraeli St, Addington

For more information please contact:
Christine or Sharon 379 4040 or email:

Open Day Saturday 25 August 2018 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

We will be celebrating 10 years at 25 Disraeli St, Addington and over the next 6 weeks, thanks to funding for Creative Communities, plan to paint the roller door.

We will be holding our AGM at 11.00 am on 25 August

Come along and show your support

Car parking is available in front of our building and across the road

Across the road is in the empty section in front of Number 26, so go up driveway opposite our building and there are 6 parking spaces (marked with yellow paint) in middle which can be used while visiting CREATIVE JUNK

New Materials

Photos of any new and interesting materials will be posted on our facebook page

Thanks to our current Funder


Christchurch City Council


Creative Communities

Lions Foundation

Pub Charity

Rata Foundation