Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre is our newest centre which was opened in November 2015.
Meeting spaces are available for a variety of social, education and recreational activities.
Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre includes two large spaces catering for up to 450 people (300 in one space and 150 in the other), a medium-sized room for up to 30 people, and four smaller meeting rooms.
Kitchen and function centre facilities are included in your hireage.
Please be aware that 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.
There is a learning centre(external link) at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre providing excellent facilities for the community and school groups.
All spaces are bookable and available to the public and community groups.
Bookings and enquiries about the spaces for hire can be made by calling the Council on (03) 941 8999 or 0800 800 169.
Mohoao (max 300, seating for 250 available). Hire includes use of the kitchen.
Hao (max 150, seating for 150). Hire includes use of the kitchen.
Piharau (max 30 people)
Meeting rooms: Aua and Inaka (seat 6 each)
Meeting Room: Kōkopu (seats 8)
|Conditions of hire|
|Health and safety||
As part of the rental agreement the hirer accepts legal responsibilities 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 before they use the venue. These must then be signed, dated and left in the plastic drop box in the foyer of the centre. The box is cleared once a week.
|Hours of hire||
Monday to Sunday, 8am to midnight.
The consumption of alcohol is permitted in this facility.
A Special Licence may be required if alcohol is part of your event, e.g. if alcohol is being sold, or if your event is ticketed and alcohol will be consumed at the event.
In general BYO is permitted at private functions such as Weddings or Birthdays. A Special Licence generally is not required for these types of events.
For most other events BYO may not be a permitted activity (i.e. is unlawful and prohibited)
Find out more about whether you require a special licence by checking the Alcohol Licencing information and checking with the Alcohol Licencing Team directly. Please note that a Special Licence does not authorise BYO.
As the venue hirer and/or event host where alcohol is present at the 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.
You risk having your venue booking cancelled if you do not meet alcohol licencing requirements. Please note that applications for special licences must be made with the Alcohol Licencing Team at least 20 working days before the date of your event and should where possible be made before you advertise your event.
Library free Wifi available in all rooms
Mohoao (capacity 300, hard floor):
Hao (capacity 150, carpeted):
Piharau (capacity 30):
Small meeting rooms:
Kitchens (Mohoao and Hao have one each):
No organised catering offered.
This centre is fully accessible.
There are 157 on-site car parks. This car park is shared with library and pool.