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Havelock North Village Green

The Village Green is in the heart of Havelock North. It features one of the district’s three premier playgrounds, a large grassed open space, picnic tables, a skate park and a pavilion with an extensive paved area.

Playground equipment includes climbing frames, swings, extensive water play feature, slides, xylophone and roundabout.

Seating: Yes

Public toilets: Yes. View the opening hours on this page of our website.

The entrances to the park are off Te Mata Rd, Napier Rd and Karanema Dr.

Maintenance and development programmes for this park are governed by the Havelock North Domain Reserve Management Plan.

Need a big space for your event? Havelock North Village Green is available for non exclusive use. Click here to complete an application form. 

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.

Please note: 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.

Green Flag AwardThe Village Green is a Green Flag Award-winning park. A Green Flag is an international mark of quality awarded to parks and reserves. There are 27 criteria against which they are judged, including management plans, community consultation and engagement processes, environmental and sustainability practices, horticultural management and succession planning, safety, and how accessible and welcoming they are to their communities. They are judged each year to ensure the parks are being consistently improved and continue to meet the needs of their communities.


Parks and Public Spaces

Parks and Public Spaces Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2024 to 30 June 2025.

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

Permits to book parks (e.g. hosting an event, birthday party etc.) NB Sportsgrounds are in their own section Fee (incl GST)
Local Community Permit - Not for Profit / No Trading / Free Entry
Set-Up 1 Day/ Pack-Down 1 Day - maximum 2 days per event$170.00 
Per Day$330.00 
For 5+ days - Per Day$230.00 
Per Hour$45.00 
Commercial Permit - Registered Entity / Trading / Ticketed / Registration Events
Set-Up 1 Day/ Pack-Down 1 Day - maximum 2 days per event$170.00 
Per Day$330.00 
Up to 5 days Per Day (est $2,000 bond)$300.00 
6-9 days Per Day (est $2000 bond)$285.00 
10+ days Per Day (est $2,000 bond)$270.00 
Note: No charges are made for school children at primary or intermediate level on grounds but still need to make bookings***
Food Stall Holders/Mobile Traders
Vendor Permit - per day. Maximum 3 consecutive days** (excl Power)$40.00 
Vendor Permit - 20 Week Sport Season Permit** (excl Power)$360.00 
Stage Hire
Commercial: Hard Surface / Marque Space Hire - Premium Public Space (incl CBD)*$330.00 
Commerical: Stage Hire* per Hour (Hirer training required for container stage)$45.00 
Not for Profit: Stage Hire* per Hour (Hirer training required for container stage)$22.00 
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

Havelock North Village Green

Havelock North 4130


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