Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre is our newest centre which was opened in November 2015.

Architect sketch of Te Hapua

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 at Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre providing excellent facilities for the community and school groups.

Address

341 Halswell Road, Christchurch

Bookings

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 Christchurch City Council on (03) 941 8999 or 0800 800 169.

Cost

Mohoao (max 300, seating for 250 available). Hire includes use of the kitchen

  • $13.50 per hour community group
  • $25.50 per hour self employed tutor
  • $75.00 per hour private social functions
  • $97.00 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events
  • $61.50 per hour community events and fundraisers
  • $390.00 on a Friday or Saturday evening social booking (6pm to midnight only), outside these times the hourly rate applies.

Hao (max 150, seating for 150). Hire includes use of the kitchen

  • $13.50 per hour community group
  • $25.50 per hour self employed tutor
  • $75.00 per hour private social functions
  • $97.00 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events
  • $61.50 per hour community events and fundraisers
  • $390.00 on a Friday or Saturday evening social booking (6pm to midnight only), outside these times the hourly rate applies

Piharau (max 30 people)

  • $10.50 per hour community group
  • $17.50 per hour self employed tutor
  • $58.50 per hour commercial
  • $29.00 per hour community events and fundraisers

Meeting Rooms: Aua and Inaka (seat 6 each)

  • $10.50 per hour community group
  • $17.50 per hour self employed tutor
  • $58.50 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events
  • $29.00 per hour community events and fundraisers

Meeting Room:Kōkopu (seats 8)

  • $10.50 per hour community group
  • $17.50 per hour self employed tutor
  • $58.50 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events
  • $29.00 per hour community events and fundraisers
Meeting Room:Kōaro (seats 12)
  • $10.50 per hour community group
  • $17.50 per hour self employed tutor
  • $58.50 per hour commercial events, seminars and corporate events
  • $29.00 per hour community events and fundraisers

General fees

  • $30.00 security charge for social functions
  • $50.00 deposit (non refundable) required for social bookings with a value of $150.00 or more
  • $400 bond required for social bookings.
  • $50.00 deposit required for wireless microphones
Capacity
  • Mohoao: 300
  • Hao: 150
  • Piharau: 30
  • Meeting Room Aua: 6
  • Meeting Room Inaka: 6
  • Meeting Room Kōkopu: 8
  • Meeting Room Kōaro 12
Conditions of hire

Conditions of use agreement Hiring a Council Facility [PDF 958KB]

  • 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.

Hours of hire

Monday to Sunday, 8am to midnight.

Alcohol

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.

Equipment available

Libraries free Wifi available in all rooms

Mohoao (capacity 300) (hard floor): 

  • 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 provided
  • audio input to PA system for music devices (3.5 mm stereo cable provided)
  • two phones for public use (toll barred)
  • lockable AV cabinet
  • lecturn with wireless microphone also lecture without microphone (both bookable)
  • small dais for speaker (bookable)

Hao (capacity 150) (carpeted)

  • 150 chairs 
  • 20 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 provided)
  • audio input to PA sytem for music devices (3.5 mm stereo cable provided) 
  • lockable AV cabinet
  • small dais available for speaker (bookable)
  • phone for public use available 
  • 2 x 75"AV screens
  • Lecturn with wireless microphone, lecturn wihout microphone ( both bookable)

Piharau (capacity 30)

  • 8 tables
  • 24 chairs
  • AV equipment
  • lockable AV cabinets (2)
  • two phones for public use (toll barred)
  • 2 x 72" AV screens suitable for connecting a laptop to
  • tables and chairs
  • phone table and phone (toll barred)
  • 2 x 75" screens suitable for connecting laptops/ other devices (HDMI connection only, cable provided) 
  • mobile whiteboards available
  • Lecturn with wireless microphone, lecturn wihout microphone ( both bookable

Small Meeting Rooms:

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

Kitchens (Mohoao and Hao have one each)

  • wall mounted water heater
  • fridge
  • 2 commercial 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)

Kitchenette: Piharau

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

Crockery
Some crockery is available in Mohoao, Hao & Piharau.

Users are required to supply their own extra crockery, tea towels, wash up cloths, rubbish bags and cleaning liquids.

Meeting Rooms:
• chairs and tables
• AV equipment
• phones

Cleaning cupboard:
• vacuum cleaner
• mop and bucket.
• small brush and dustpan
• broom

Catering

No organised catering offered.

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.