Situated at 341 Halswell Road, this centre includes two large spaces, a medium-sized room, four smaller meeting rooms and a kitchen available for a variety of social, educational and recreational activities.

Contact us online or call 03 941 8999 to book Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre.

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Hours of hire

  • Monday to Sunday, 8am to midnight.

Capacity

  • Mohoao: 300
  • Hao: 150
  • Piharau: 30
  • Meeting Room Aua: 6
  • Meeting Room Inaka: 6
  • Meeting Room Kōkopu: 8
  • Meeting Room Kōaro: 12

Access

  • This centre is fully accessible.
  • There is a ramp at the after-hours entrance.
  • There are 157 off-street car parks shared with the library and pool.
  • On-street parking is also available.

The below pricing is valid until 30 June 2022.

Mohoao or Hao

  • $16.50 per hour for not-for-profit community groups where the booking is for community benefit and does not charge attendees.
  • $30.00 per hour for not-for-profit community groups where the booking is for a community group or tutor and charges fees or takes payment.
  • $80.00 per hour for commercial, business, private or celebration hire. This includes auctions, meetings, birthdays, weddings, private events, funerals etc.
  • $435.00 on Friday or Saturday evening for commercial business private or celebration hire from 6pm to midnight. Outside these times the hourly rate applies.

Piharau, Kōkopu, Kōaro, Aua or Inaka meeting rooms

  • $15.00 per hour for not-for-profit community groups where the booking is for community benefit and does not charge attendees.
  • $22.00 per hour for not-for-profit community groups where the booking is for a community group or tutor and charges fees or takes payment.
  • $35.00 per hour for commercial, business, private or celebration hire. This includes auctions, meetings, birthdays, weddings, private events, funerals etc.

General fees

  • $76.50 security charge for social events including birthdays, weddings, celebrations where the hire is:
    • Booked after 6pm Monday to Friday for 4 hours and longer.
    • Booked Saturday or Sunday for 4 hours and longer.
    • At the discretion of Council staff and not limited to the events above.
  • $153.00 cleaning charge will be invoiced to the hirer if the venue is not left fit for purpose. Additional cleaning charges may apply if required.
  • $51.00 replacement charge for lost or damaged keys/access cards.

A security guard will be present from the last hour of the hire to ensure the hirer adheres to the terms and conditions of hire and has made good the community space to the required standard.

General

Mohoao

  • 250 chairs 
  • 20 tables
  • Small stage
  • AV equipment: video wall comprising 4 x 55" video screens suitable for connecting laptops and other devices. You must bring your own HDMI cable as we do not provide these. Please ensure you book an orientation before your booking to familiarise yourself with this technology as there is limited support available during business hours only
  • Audio input to PA system for music devices (3.5 mm stereo cable not provided)
  • Lectern with a wireless microphone also lecture without microphone (both bookable)
  • Mobile whiteboard available, please bring your own whiteboard markers

Hao

  • Carpeted
  • 150 chairs 
  • 18 tables
  • AV equipment: 2 x AV screens suitable for connecting laptops and other devices.  You must bring your own HDMI cable as we do not provide these. Please ensure you book an orientation before your booking to familiarise yourself with this technology as there is limited support available during business hours only
  • Audio input to PA system for music devices (3.5 mm stereo cable not provided) 
  • Lectern with wireless microphone, lectern without microphone (both bookable)
  • Mobile whiteboard available, please bring your own whiteboard markers
  • Vacuum cleaner

Piharau

  • 5 tables
  • 24 chairs
  • AV equipment
  • 55" AV screen suitable for connecting laptops and other devices.  You must bring your own HDMI cable as we do not provide these. Please ensure you book an orientation before your booking to familiarise yourself with this technology as there is limited support available during business hours only
  • Mobile whiteboards are available, please bring your own whiteboard markers
  • Vacuum cleaner

Small meeting rooms

  • Tables and chairs
  • Phone
  • 48" AV screen suitable for connecting laptops and other devices.  You must bring your own HDMI cable as we do not provide these. Please ensure you book an orientation before your booking to familiarise yourself with this technology as there is limited support available during business hours only

Mohoao and Hao kitchens

  • Wall-mounted water heater
  • Fridge
  • 2 ovens (with induction cooktops which require specific cookware, stainless steel cookware supplied, four saucepans, one frypan) 
  • Microwave
  • Dish sterilizer 
  • Trolley
  • Hot water urn (30 litres)

Piharau kitchenette

  • Wall-mounted hot water heater
  • Sink and benchtop
  • Dish sterilizer

Crockery & Cutlery

  • You will need to provide your own crockery and cutlery for the Mohoao, Hao and Piharau rooms
  • You are required to supply your own tea towels, washing up cloths, rubbish bags and cleaning liquids

Cleaning cupboard

  • Vacuum cleaner - 1 per room
  • Mop and bucket
  • Small brush and dustpan
  • Broom

Conditions of hire

Health and safety

  • As part of the rental agreement, you accept legal responsibility to meet evacuation plans, health and safety responsibilities and to act as the facility warden.
  • All users are required to complete a pre-use form. These must then be signed, dated and left in the dropbox in the foyer of the centre.

Alcohol

  • The consumption of alcohol is permitted in this facility.
  • In general, bringing your own alcohol (BYO) is permitted at private functions such as weddings or birthdays.
  • A special alcohol licence may be required if alcohol is part of your event, or if you are selling alcohol. Find out more about special alcohol licencing for events. Applications for special licences must be made with the alcohol licencing team at least 20 working days before the date of your event.
  • Regardless of whether your event requires a special licence or not you still have the responsibility to ensure that you are providing a safe drinking environment at your event. Please read host responsibility guidelines and tips.

Noise

  • This facility has noise control systems in place that may affect your event if noise exceeds the limitations. Please discuss this with us at the time of booking.