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NameSuburbAddressSizeCapacityContact person/organisationContactWebsiteCostPermit requiredPowerStage areaShelterNotesPreviously used for
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To see the boundaries of the whau click:https://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/2099951
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Council Owned
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Outdoor with stage or stage like facilitiesAvondale StageAvondale1969 Great North RdWest Auckland Events team
(currently Cicilia Dwe)
https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/event-permits/apply-event-permit/Pages/default.aspxFunded $0
unfunded community $90 - $330
Yes YesYes (raised)Yescarols by spiderlight, creativesouls music event
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Avondale Memorial ParkAvondale2040 Great North RdWest Auckland Events team
(currently Cicilia Dwe)
https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/event-permits/apply-event-permit/Pages/default.aspxFunded $0
unfunded community $90 - $330
Yes MaybeYes (raised)noCreative souls music event
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Olympic ParkNew Lynn77 Wolverton StWest Auckland Events team
(currently Cicilia Dwe)
https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/event-permits/apply-event-permit/Pages/default.aspxFunded $0
unfunded community $90 - $330
Yes MaybeYes (flat)YesLarge park with public artworks. Whau river/ Waitahurangi Stream runs through it. Has a velodromeEcoWest Festival (carpark) Whau Chinese New Year
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La Rosa GardensGreen Bay10 La Rosa StWest Auckland Events team
(currently Cicilia Dwe)
https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/event-permits/apply-event-permit/Pages/default.aspxFunded $0
unfunded community $90 - $330
Yes noa series of small wooden platforms NoDaylighted park with various stage like paltforms incorporated in it, Community OrchardSounding La Rosa sound walk
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Outdoor / ParksAll parks in the Whau can be booked/permitted for events in the same way. I've listed some of the bigger, more significant parks, but any park in the Whau can be usedWest Auckland Events team
(currently Cicilia Dwe)
https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/licences-regulations/event-permits/apply-event-permit/Pages/default.aspxFunded $0
unfunded community $90 - $330
Yes nono
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Archibald Park Kelston
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Brains Park Kelston
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Te Manawa WetlandsNew Lynn
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Ken Maunder ParkNew LynnAsh St
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Totara ParkNew Lynn
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Craigavon ParkGreen Bay
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Riversdale AvondaleRiversdale RdUsed for Rhythm at riversdale, movie in parks and Whau Arts Festival
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EastdaleAvondaleRosebank RdUsed for Rosebank Rd Art Walk
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Blockhouse BeachBlockhouse Bay
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Unusual parks:Valonia Reserve (Skate Park)New Windsor
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Bob Hill Reserve (skate Park)New Lynn20 Hill CresentAuckland's oldest (and kookiest) skate park - the bowl is very small / unusual scale
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Avondale CentralAvondale1913 Great North RdPanuku - Roxane HainesRoxanne.Haines@panuku.co.nzNilnonononoPanuku is allowing community activity on the site while they draw up the development plans and get ready to sell again. Whau Arts Festival, Avondale Art Park, graffiti wall, Community clean ups
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IndoorAvondale Community CentreAvondale99 Rosebank RoadVenue Hire Council OR Facility Manager Jess KellyJessica.Kelly@aucklandcouncil.govt.nzhttps://bookings.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/facilities/community-facilities/search$19.20 - 49 per hour yesyesSmall moveable stage. outdoor garden areas
if project is a partnership project with community Facilities hire cost can be waived
Avondale Christmas Market, Community Murals, workshops, regular practice rooms
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New Lynn Community CentreNew Lynn45 Totara AvenueVenue Hire Council OR Facility Manager Jess KellyJessica.Kelly@aucklandcouncil.govt.nzhttps://bookings.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/facilities/community-facilities/search$19.20 - 49 per hour yesyesmedium stage in one room. outdoor garden areas
if project is a partnership project with community Facilities hire cost can be waived
New Kiwi Women Write, Street Photography, workshops
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Blockhouse Bay LibraryBlockhouse BayJo Cocker Jo.Cocker@aucklandcouncil.govt.nzSpace to host activities/events in partnership with libraryBook readings, workshops, valere talisman project, exhibitions, photography and writing events
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Avondale LibraryAvondaleJo Cocker Jo.Cocker@aucklandcouncil.govt.nzSpace to host activities in partnership with library/eventsBook readings, workshops, valere talisman project, exhibitions, photography and writing events
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New Lynn LibraryNew LynnJo Cocker Jo.Cocker@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz$14/hr Corporate Rate
$7/hr Community Rate
Space to host activities/events in partnership with library AND also a Meeting Room available for booking.Book readings, workshops, valere talisman project, exhibitions, photography and writing events
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Not for Profit/Community Run
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IndoorGreen Bay Comunity CentreGreen Bay1 Barron DrivemediumMoana Cookgbcommunityhouse@gmail.comhttp://www.greenbaycommunityhouse.co.nz/venue-hire.html$15 - $40 an hournoOne large divide-able room and one small room, food grade kitchen, hosts Green Bay St Food, has park right beside itChristmas Market, Titirangi painters and Green Bay writers meet here. Dance and comics workshops
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Blockhouse Bay Community CentreBlockhouse Bay524 Blockhouse Bay Rdlarge20 - 260info@bhbaycommunitycentre.co.nzhttp://www.blockhousebaycentre.co.nz/hire-information/up to $80 per hourYes (raised)Classic proscenium arch stage with backstage, lighting and green room and mezzanine. Meeting rooms and scout hallSargam School of Music concerts, Whau Pacific Festival theatre show, development/workshopping/rehearsal of new work, Workshops
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Armanasco HouseBlockhouse Baytinyinfo@bhbaycommunitycentre.co.nzhttp://www.blockhousebaycentre.co.nz/hire-information/managed by BHB community CentreHeritage museum
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Kelston Community HubKelston68 St Leonards Road, Kelston, Aucklandsmall~ 50 info@kelstonhub.org.nzkelstonhub.org.nzup to $80 for full day (confirm charges with hub)no
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Ecomatters Environment TrustNew Lynn1 Olympic Placesmall10 - 25Barbarabarbara@ecomatters.org.nzhttp://www.ecomatters.org.nz/services/rent-a-space/$15 - $50 noWiFi, kitchen, projector available
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Kelston Scout HallKelston 20 Albert Road Kelstonmedium70raykath.vpp@gmail.comhttp://www.newlynn.seascouts.org.nz/Contact-Us/Hall-Hire400 (day hire only)noMay be rate flexible if community event they support. Right Beside Brains ParkPuppets for Poppets show
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New Lynn Sea Scout HallNew Lynn
37 Margan Ave New Lynn
100raykath.vpp@gmail.comhttp://www.newlynn.seascouts.org.nz/Contact-Us/Hall-Hire$00 day
300 night
$20 by the hour
noyesMay be rate flexible if community event they support.
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St Ninians HallAvondale17 St Georges Rd, AvondalesmallAvondale Community Society
Avondale Business Association
aba@avondale.net.nz~ $30 an hourYesyes (flat)No Children under 5 years due to lead paint
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Avondale Race CourseAvondale2 - 48 Ash StlargeAvondale Jockey Clubadmin@ajc.co.nzhttp://www.ajc.co.nz/venuehire.phpA variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, from green park to bar area2 x graffiti murals
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Avondale Community House - FaleAvondale50A Rosebank Rdtinyavondalecommunityfale@gmail.comhttps://www.facebook.com/pg/AvondaleCommunityFale/$10 an hourHome to Pacific Entertainment Trust
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Blockhouse Bay Boat ClubBlockhouse BayEnd of Wharf, Blockhouse Bay Beach130Fraser Bruce 09 817 3644 or 021 0227 9951http://theboatclub.co.nz/BlockhouseBay_Boatclub/Welcome_to_3BC.html~$350 day or evening hire (negotiable rate)yesnoHosts music events (managed by a musician) and workshops. No alcohol or stilletos as has soft wooden floorSargam School of Music run fusion music concerts, yoga retreats, jazz events.
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Charlotte MuseumNew Lynn8a Bentinck Streetcharlottemuseum@gmail.comhttp://charlottemuseum.lesbian.net.nz/contact/Museum dedicated to Lesbian History of NZ
has exhibition rooms and runs workshops as well as museum space
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Te Toi UkuNew LynnAmbrico Placetinyhttps://portageceramicstrust.org.nz/Museum dedicated to history of clay in WhauHas hosted fcrown lynn swap meets and exhibitons and projects by contemporary clay artists.
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West Auckland Shortwave Radio ClubNew LynnGreat North Rd (beside the bridge over Whau)TinyTiny club roomsHoopla used it for arts event during Whau Arts Festival 2015
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UFO clubNew LynnDury StMediumYes - gigging venueIndie gigging venue and practice rooms. Has record lable and 2nd had record store attached
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Sports Facilities with bars or useable spacesBlockhouse Bay Tennis ClubBlockhouse Bay36 Rathlin StlargeWayne Molloyinfo@bhbtennis.co.nzhttp://www.bhbtennis.co.nz/Yesfive indoor and five outdoor courts, state of the art court lighting, fantastic spectator viewing, wheelchair access, a pro shop, licensed bar and over 100 on site carparks.
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Blockhouse Bay Bowling Club Blockhouse Bay33 Terry Street387bhousebaybowls@xtra.co.nzhttp://www.blockhousebaybowls.co.nz/bhb/Whanui Programme - 2018 - Auckland Arts festival
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New Lynn BowlsNew Lynn3 Ried Rdbowlsnewlynn@xtra.co.nzhttp://www.newlynnbowls.co.nz$150 Covered bowls area, bar - special licence required
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New Lynn Tennis ClubFruitvale
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Avondale Race CourseAvondale2 - 48 Ash StAvondale Jockey Clubadmin@ajc.co.nzhttp://www.ajc.co.nz/venuehire.phpNo A variety of indoor and outdoor spaces, from green park to bar area2 x graffiti murals
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Bay OlympicNew LynnOlympic Park Portage Rd200hq@bayolympic.co.nzhttp://www.bayolympic.co.nz/club-info/function-centre-hireWinter Sports Club, Available for external hire September to March. Licensed
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West End Rowing ClubRosebankSaunders Reserve200David Vallance 021 656 349http://www.werc.co.nz/ has club rooms and a pontoon for boat launching. Usually hires for weddingsHas previously supported the Floating Theatre and the Flotilla Whau -
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Random thoughts of cool sports clubsKart Club and Rosebank SpeedwayRosebank126 Patiki Roadhttp://www.kartsportauckland.org.nz/the-club/
http://www.rosebankspeedway.kiwi.nz/
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No idea, but thought that its a cool site to think about
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Outdoor regular eventsAvondale MarketsAvondale2 - 48 Ash StIf you want a stall just turn up on Sunday morning before 5am.
If you want to do anything 'unusual' call Christine
210622062http://www.avondalesundaymarkets.co.nz/$25 for a stall, $10 for a tableNo NoNoNoWhau The People ran a series of pop up visual, theatre, music & poetry events, Te Uru supported a clay making participatory event, Auckland Uni Architecture students did outreach event,
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Green Bay Street FoodGreen BayBarron DriveGreen Bay Street Food
https://www.facebook.com/Greenbaystreetfood/
No maybeNoYes (verandah)Run by local social enterprise with support from Green Bay Community Centre weekly in summer, monthly in Winter
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Outdoor
West Lynn Garden and Butterfly House
Green Bay/New Lynn
73 Parker Avenue, New Lynn
up to 100 indoor,
~ 150 outdoor seated
West Lynn Garden SocietyPhone: (09)8277045http://westlynngarden.org.nz/$50 - $600 depending on event and audience sizeNoIndoor yes, Maybe outdoorFlat hall indoor, deck and pergola outdoorsYesRun by local gardening trust, hires out for weddings and community events
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Avondale Community Garden
Avondale
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Hope Community Garden New LynnRiverside RdBrian274320000
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Chinese Eco Elders Community Garden New Lynn
Behind Totara Ave at back of car park
Chinese Eco Elders
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Privately run arts venue
Social enterprise
Hollywood CinemaAvondale20 St Georges RdMatthew Timpsonmanager@hollywoodavondale.nzhttp://www.hollywoodavondale.nz~$500 for a film screening of 2 hours including projectionistYes (raised, slope)
works with caterers and special licenses for events with alchohol
participates in film festival, regularly presents gigs
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Te Pou TheatreNew Lynn44A Portage Rdinfo@tepoutheatre.nzhttps://tepoutheatre.nz/Black BoxNow has special licence for alcohol, has rehearsal rooms and blackbox theatre set upRuns full annual theatre and workshop programme
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The Creative Souls Project HubAvondaleHolly St (Avondale Intermediate)Mal & Deahne Lakatani thecreativesoulsproject@gmail.comhttps://www.facebook.com/TheCreativeSoulProject/Hub for the Creative Souls ProjectConcerts, workshops, community workshops, puppets for Poopets kids theatre
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Whau the People arts spaceAvondale99 Rosebank Rd (Avondale community Centre)Jody, Bronwyn, Janet and SamKiora@whauthepeople.comWww.whauthepeople.com
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Generation IgniteNew Lynn44A Portage RdConfirming if available
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School Halls set up as performing arts venues with lighting, stage and soundGreen Bay High School Performing Arts CentreGreen BayGodley Rd330Carmin Foggincarmen.foggin@greenbayhigh.school.nzhttps://www.greenbayhigh.school.nz/performing-arts-centre/Yes (raised)Co-funded by Whau Local Board *may* be special rate for LB funded activity
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Kelston Boys auditoriumKelstonArchibald Rd~300office@kbhs.school.nzwww.kbhs.school.nzYes (raised)Built in 2005, has mezzanine seating as well, has reneted out for theatre productions in past
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Avondale College Performing Arts CentreAvondale Victor St339Robbie Jamestheatre@avcol.school.nzhttp://www.avcol.school.nz/about/hireage_of_performing_arts_centre.aspx$700 - $1000 incl security and cleaningYes (raised) Lighting and sound Used for concerts and theatre productions, has drama rooms as well as full stage
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Other SchoolsThere are 14 other schools across the Whau Local Board area, all have hallshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_schools_in_the_Auckland_Region#Whau_local_board
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Church HallsSt Judes ChurchAvondaleWooden Church HallHosted Puppets For Poppets
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For Profit VenuesParadice Ice Skating RinkNew Lynn/Avondale150 Lansford Crescent15009 828 3800https://www.paradice.co.nz/functions-hire/9 - 13 per skater per hour depending on volumeNo idea, but thought that its a cool site to think about
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