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We have various facilities for hire in the Hastings district - click on the buttons below for more information on each of these facilities. These centres can be used by groups or individuals for a variety of activities including leisure, recreational activities, arts, crafts, hobbies, self development, languages, and after school and school holiday programmes.

To use a council park, reserve or public space for an event click here.

Rural Community Halls

Hastings District Council supports 21 rural halls in the plains and rural district of Hastings. Rural halls provide a venue for social and cultural events, and are a focal point or meeting place for the rural community. Each rural hall is managed independently by the local community and can be booked directly through the local hall custodian.

Hall Address Hall Custodian
Clive Community Hall 162 Main Rd, Clive Mary Hannan
Paul Chambers
06 870 0764
06 870 0202
Farndon Park Hall Farndon Rd, Clive, Hastings Ron McGrannichan 027 350 9889  
Haumoana Hall 6 Beach Road, Haumoana  Matt Goodin 027 6263333
Kaiwaka (Tareha) Hall 309 Kaiwaka Road, Tangoio Nikki Robottom 027 4085822
Kereru Hall 2306 Kereru Rd, Kereru Leaine Jones 027 251 2788
Maraekākaho Church Hall 50 Kereru Rd, Maraekakaho Jonathan Stockley 027 2411144
Matapiro Districts & Recreation Hall 1288 Matapiro Road, Matapiro Mike Connor 027 7595795
Pakowhai War Memorial Hall 1917 Pakowhai Rd, Hastings Kevin McCormack
Patoka War Memorial Hall 1 Hendley Rd , Patoka Bruce McGregor
Poukawa Hall 142 Poukawa Rd, Poukawa, Hastings Cynthia Lane
Puketitiri Hall 4840 Puketitiri Rd, Puketitiri Leah Whittle 06 839 8892  
Raukawa Hall Incorporated 1416 Raukawa Road Raukawa Hastings Suzanne Paulin  06 874 8077
Sherenden Hall 2129 Taihape Rd, Sherenden Chrissy Ormond  027 471 2878   
Te Awanga Community Hall 9 Wellwood Terrace, Te Awanga Sue Franklin 027 575 1278  
Te Pōhue Hall 53 Ohurakura Road, Te Pōhue Ivy Jane Morley 027 360 3688
Tutira Hall 9 Matahorua Road, Tutira Gaynor Chrystal
Twyford & Raupare Memorial Hall Thompson Rd, Twyford Brian McLay
Waikare & District Sports Club Inc 12 Waikare Road, Putorino Caroline Moki 06 839 7449
Waikoau Hall 800 Waikoau Road, Tutira Dylan Rofe
Waimārama/Maraetotara Memorial Hall 2282 Waimarama Rd, Waimarama Tony Lane
St Therese Hall Whakatu Trust 13 Essex Crescent, Whakatu Louise Manaena

Leasing buildings or spaces for community activities

We support the vital role community groups play in developing community engagement across the district by providing subsidised leases and licences of land and buildings for community activities through community occupancy agreements.

Community occupancy eligibility

Your group must be an incorporated society or a charitable trust that requires space for the provision of community activities, projects and programmes in the Hastings District area.
You can then register your interest to be considered for a building or space, when one becomes available.

Register your interest here

What happens when a community occupancy becomes available

When a building, space or land becomes available, we ask for applications through:

  • public advertisement
  • directly notifying groups who have registered interest and who meet our criteria.

How we assess applications

We assess applications based on a number of criteria, including:

  • alignment to the Hastings District Council’s Long Term Plan and community outcomes
  • the ability of the group to finance the lease agreement
  • suitability of the building or space for that particular community group
  • the costs (if any) involved in altering the building or space to accommodate the group, or the ability of the group to resource and undertake any changes itself
  • whether other groups in the community are offering similar services and/or activities
  • other options the community group may have for accommodation
  • the history and sustainability of the community group within that community
  • willingness of the community group to share resources and/or space with other compatible groups.

Deciding on the successful applicant

Applications will be assessed against and criteria and alignment to the Hastings District Council’s Long Term Plan and community outcomes.
The final decision on the successful applicant is made by the relevant council committee.

Register your interest

You can then register your interest here to be considered for a building or space, when one becomes available.For more information contact


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