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

Information from Venues for hire: Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre:

Mohoao (max 300, seating for 250 available)

Hard floor. Hire includes use of the kitchen.

  • 250 chairs 
  • 20 tables (extra may be available on request depending on requirements in the Hao room) 
  • small stage
  • AV equipment: video wall comprising 4 x 55" video screens suitable for connecting laptops/other devices (HDMI connection only, cable not provided)
  • audio input to PA system for music devices (3.5 mm stereo cable not provided)
  • lectern with wireless microphone also lecture without microphone (both bookable)
  • mobile whiteboard available
  • sack barrow to transport gear from car park

Kitchen and crockery

  • wall-mounted water heater
  • fridge
  • 2 ovens (with induction cook tops which require specific cookware, stainless steel cookware supplied, four saucepans, one frypan) 
  • microwave
  • dish sterilizer 
  • trolley
  • hot water urn (30 litre)

Hao (max 150, seating for 150)

Carpeted. Hire includes use of the kitchen.

  • 150 chairs 
  • 18 tables (extra tables may be available on request depending on requirements in Mohoao room) 
  • AV equipment: 2 x AV screens suitable for connecting laptops / other devices (HDMI connection only, cable not provided)
  • audio input to PA system for music devices (3.5 mm stereo cable not provided) 
  • lectern with wireless microphone, lecturn wihout microphone (both bookable)
  • mobile whiteboard available

Kitchen and crockery

  • wall-mounted water heater
  • fridge
  • 2 ovens (with induction cook tops which require specific cookware, stainless steel cookware supplied, four saucepans, one frypan) 
  • microwave
  • dish sterilizer 
  • trolley
  • hot water urn (30 litre)

Piharau (max 30 people)

  • 8 tables
  • 24 chairs
  • AV equipment
  • lockable AV cabinets (2)
  • 1 x 55" AV screens suitable for connecting a laptop (cable not provided)
  • tables and chairs
  • phone table and phone (toll barred)
  • mobile whiteboards available
  • vacuum cleaner

Kitchen and crockery

  • wall-mounted hot water heater
  • sink and benchtop
  • dish sterilizer
  • combi oven

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
  • Some crockery is available in Mohoao, Hao and Piharau.
  • Users are required to supply their own extra crockery, tea towels, wash up cloths, rubbish bags and cleaning liquids.

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