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Te Mākaramū

The Meeting Room, Cornwall Park

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Te Mākaramū (The Meeting Room) is the former Cornwall Park tea kiosk, designed by architect Harold Davies, and opened in March 1929. A fire reportedly closed the tea rooms in 1957, with the Hawke’s Bay Playcentre given the tenancy in 1970. The building was restored in 2023 and made available for community use.

The building is available for hire as a single space. It includes kitchen and toilet facilities. The pavilion is suitable for small events such as community group gatherings or meetings, or private functions.

Maximum capacity: 42 people

To make a booking, click here

Need a bigger space for your event? Cornwall Park is available for non-exclusive use. 

Note: To use a council reserve, park or public spaces, a Temporary Event Permit for commercial or local community is generated from the online application. Applications are requested a minimum of 4 weeks before your event date for processing. The event date is recorded to minimise conflict of events and event activities are assessed to safely deliver to the public and place. Fees and a damages bond may apply. The bond is used to restore damage to grounds and/or assets, and refunded if not required.

Buskers, annual approved collectors and wedding ceremonies/photos are free but still require an application to use to prevent conflicts. Parks, Reserves and Public Spaces cannot be used for wedding receptions.

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Parks and Public Spaces

Parks and Public Spaces Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).

Pavilions at Cornwall Park and Havelock North Fee (incl GST)
Community Use (up to 2 hours)$20.00 
Community Use Half Day (8am-Noon OR 1pm-5pm OR 6pm-10pm)$40.00 
Community Use FULL Day$80.00 
Private Use (up to 2 hours)$40.00 
Private Use Half Day (8am-Noon OR 1pm-5pm OR 6pm-10pm)$80.00 
Private Use Full Day$160.00 
Commercial Use (up to 2 hours)$60.00 
Commercial Use Half Day (8am-Noon OR 1pm-5pm OR 6pm-10pm)$120.00 
Commercial Use Full Day$240.00 
Cleaning Fee$105.00 
Power charge half day (events held on the reserve)$47.00 
Power charge full day (events held on the reserve)$95.00 
Reserve hire fee including pavilion$315.00 
Key Bond*$100.00 
Hall Bond*$100.00 
Food Stall Holders/Mobile Traders
Vendor Permit - per day. Maximum 3 consecutive days** (excl Power)$37.00 
Vendor Permit - 20 Week Sport Season Permit** (excl Power)$340.00 
Stage Hire
Commercial: Hard Surface / Marque Space Hire - Premium Public Space (incl CBD)*$315.00 
Commerical: Stage Hire* per Hour (Hirer training required for container stage)$42.00 
Not for Profit: Stage Hire* per Hour (Hirer training required for container stage)$21.00 
Penalties and Miscellaneous Fees
After Hours Open Gate Fee$85.00 
For non-notification of cancellation $205.00 
Other services: line marking, cleaning, waste removal, Facilty lock/unlockActual Cost Oncharged 
Hot water for showers in changing facilities Actual Cost Oncharged 
Key Bond*$100.00 
Power Charges$21.00 
Use of Toilet FacilitiesActual Cost Oncharged 
WeddingsNo Charge 
Note: * A bond maybe requested prior to any event held and excludes GST
Note: ** Subject to the Reserve Management Plan conditions to trade.
Note: *** Pending Ground Works Required

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