The Mary Thomas Centre
The Mary Thomas Centre was founded by Mary Thomas, wife of former Mayor of Takapuna City — Fred Thomas. The building was constructed in the 1980’s and has been a hub for different community groups ever since.
The North Shore Budget Service is located at the side of the Centre on the ground floor.
Inside on the ground floor are venues for hire: the Crossland’s Lounge — bookings for this are managed by Venue Hire at Auckland Council. The Takapuna Community Hub — Kotahitanga is a family centred space. Bookings for this venue are managed by Auckland North Community and Development Inc.
Upstairs you find find the following organisations: Takapuna North Community Trust, Centres for Mutual Aid, CAB North Shore, and North Shore Housing Trust. ANCAD is in office two.