Meeting rooms and facilities at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre is a library and community facility at 341 Halswell Road. It includes a library with varied spaces for a range of activities, several large meeting rooms, inclusive community spaces and a Customer Service Desk. There is also a 5,000 square metre outdoor area that includes a summer swimming pool. Meeting spaces are available for a variety of social, education and recreational activities.

Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre includes two large venues catering for up to 450 people (300 in one space and 150 in the other), a medium-sized space for up to 40 people and four smaller meeting rooms. Kitchen and function centre facilities are included. All spaces are bookable and available to the public and community groups.

Bookings and enquiries about the spaces for hire can be made by contacting Christchurch City Council.
See the costs to hire rooms.

Hours available

Monday to Sunday, 8am to midnight.

Venues

Mohoao (max 300, seating for 250 available)

Hard floor. Hire includes use of the kitchen.

  • 250 chairs
  • 30 tables in the auditorium and lounge area, shared
  • small stage
  • 2 x 75" AV screens suitable for connecting laptops / other devices (HDMI connection only, cable provided)
  • Audio input to PA system for music devices (3.5mm stereo cable provided)
  • lockable cabinet
  • one phone for public use (toll barred)
  • 4 x 55" video wall
  • PA system
  • radio microphones (handheld and lapel)
  • lectern with microphone (auditorium and lounge, shared)

Kitchen and crockery

  • wall mounted water heater
  • fridge
  • 2 commercial ovens
  • microwave
  • dish sterilizer
  • trolley
  • hot water urn (30 litre)

The following is supplied, please bring your own extra supplies if needed: 100 cups, small plates, large plates, bowls, milk jugs and sugar bowls, 50 glasses, set sharp knives, 2 cutlery sets. Coffee plungers: 8 to share across lounge, auditorium and business suite.

Hao (max 150, seating for 150)

Carpeted. Hire includes use of the kitchen.

  • 150 chairs
  • 30 tables in the auditorium and lounge area, shared
  • 2 x 75" AV screens suitable for connecting laptops / other devices (HDMI connection only, cable provided)
  • Audio input to PA system for music devices (3.5mm stereo cable provided)
  • lockable cabinet
  • small dais
  • one phone for public use (toll barred)
  • 2 x 75"AV screens
  • PA system
  • radio microphones (handheld and lapel)
  • lectern (auditorium and lounge, shared)

Kitchen and crockery

  • wall mounted water heater
  • fridge
  • 2 commercial ovens
  • microwave
  • dish sterilizer
  • trolley
  • hot water urn (30 litre)

The following is supplied, please bring your own extra supplies if needed: 100 cups, small plates, large plates, bowls, milk jugs and sugar bowls, set sharp knives, 2 cutlery sets. Coffee plungers: 8 to share across lounge, auditorium and business suite.

Piharau (max 30 people)

  • 8 tables
  • 24 chairs
  • AV equipment
  • 2 lockable cabinets
  • two phones for public use (toll barred)
  • 2 x 75" AV screens suitable for connecting laptops / other devices (HDMI connection only, cable provided)

Kitchen and crockery

  • Kitchenette
  • wall mounted hot water heater
  • sink and benchtop
  • microwave

The following is supplied, please bring your own extra supplies if needed: 30 cups, small plates, large plates, bowls, milk jugs and sugar bowls, glasses set sharp knives, 1 cutlery set. Coffee plungers: 8 to share across lounge, auditorium and business suite.

Meeting Rooms: Aua and Inaka (seat 6 each)

  • tables and chairs, phone and table
  • 48" AV screen suitable for connecting laptops / other devices (HDMI connection only, cable provided) - Inaka, Kōkopu and Kōaro rooms only

Meeting Room: Kōkopu (seats 8)

  • tables and chairs, phone and table
  • 48" AV screen suitable for connecting laptops / other devices (HDMI connection only, cable provided) - Inaka, Kōkopu and Kōaro rooms only

Meeting Room: Kōaro (seats 12)

  • tables and chairs, phone and table,
  • 48" AV screen suitable for connecting laptops / other devices (HDMI connection only, cable provided) - Inaka, Kōkopu and Kōaro rooms only

General

  • mobile whiteboards available
  • free libraries Wifi available in all rooms

Conditions of hire

Conditions of use agreement [1.1MB PDF]

You must be over the age of 18 to legally hire a Council Facility.
No overnight stays are permitted.
No candles to be used.

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.

Alcohol

The consumption of alcohol is permitted in this facility. A special licence is required if selling alcohol. Find out more in the licensing information section.

Cleaning cupboard

  • vacuum cleaner
  • mop and bucket.
  • small brush and dustpan
  • broom

Wheelchair access

This centre is fully accessible.

Parking

There are 157 on-site car parks.
There is a ramp at the after hours entrance.
On street parking is also available.

Information from Venues for hire: Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre