Auahatanga – Creative Spaces: Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Auahatanga - Creative Spaces: Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre provides excellent facilities for the community and school groups to discover new technology skills, hold meetings and to spend time learning and having fun.

Contact Us

  • 341 Halswell Road
  • Christchurch 8025
  • ph: +64 3 941 5140
  • fax: +64 3 941 5155
  • e:
  • Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm



  • 29 x PCs in the Lab
  • 4 x Mac Studios with a range of audio and video editing software installed paired with 2x Alesis 49 key keyboards – no bookings required. See our Up-to-date list of applications
  • iPads with sketching, music and other apps

3D Printing and Maker stuff

  • 2 x Prusa MKS3 3D Printer
  • Silhouette Cameo 2 Vinyl Cutter for T-shirt or Sticker design
  • Badge press for metal backed round badges (56mm or 25mm)

Music and DJ gear

  • Roland V-Drums TD-1DMK electronic drums – no bookings required
  • Casio 88 key Digital Piano CDP-S100 – no bookings required
  • Roland SP-404A sampler
  • Roland TR-8S drum machine + Behringer TD-3 Analog Bassline Synth
  • Novation Circuit Tracks
  • Pioneer DDJ-400 DJ controller
  • Pioneer PLX-500-K Turntable + Scratch records
  • Roland JDXI synthesizer
  • Blipblox synthesizer + Sphero Specdrums for kids

Virtual Reality

  • HTC Vive with Steam games
    • Job Simulator
    • Beat Saber
    • Kingspray Graffiti
    • Tiltbrush
    • Paintlab

Photography and video

  • Epson V600 Photo and Slide Scanner
  • Adobe Photoshop for photo and slide editing and restoration
  • Adobe Creative Suite – Illustrator, Premiere Pro
  • Canon EOS 850D Digital Cameras
  • Tripods
  • iMovie for basic editing
  • GIMP, Inkscape

Please contact us to book a programming specialist  for one-on-one or group sessions or to arrange access to use any of the above technologies onsite.