Meeting Rooms & Display Opportunities

​​​​​​​​​Community Noticeboard

Want to get your community group's message out? Having an event or an awareness week? 

The Library community noticeboard is an ideal place to raise community awareness of your group or event.

There is no charge for notices displayed in this area. A4 posters are preferred. Events will be displayed for two weeks. Commercial and political displays are not accepted.

Please talk to our staff to arrange for your notice to be displayed.



Toi Tangata - Art of the People


Toi Tangata is a display space especially for local, amateur artists to exhibit their art for three weeks.  The art can take any form from paintings to sculpture and any medium.  There is no charge to the artist.  Toi Tangata offers artists the opportunity to showcase their work to approximately 7,000 people (average weekly visitor count) per week.  Artists may work in the library during their allocated exhibition time if they wish. Artists need to book early to get in so come into the library or contact us

Meeting Rooms

​We have a variety of meeting rooms available at our new Library to meet your group's needs. 

RATES for ALL the Meeting Rooms are:
Commercial Use $20+GST per hour - up to a maximum of $100+GST per day. The community rate is a 50% discount.

Meeting room availability:
The hours the rooms are available are Mon-Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm and Saturdays from 9.30am - 3.30pm
(Early entry can be organised during weekdays if your group meets outside at a pre-determined time.)

The room must be left clean and tidy with the dishwasher stacked.
To view the room or make a booking please contact Alistair here


Group Visits & Tours

Want to learn more about your library?
A FREE, personalised tour may be just the ticket to find out all you need to know and how you can make the most of your library.

You’re not alone if you are unsure of where to go for what you need in the library. It can be very difficult to find the exact item that will help you the most. You can always ask a staff member to help you and they are more than happy to find a solution to even the most challenging questions.

Your personal tour of the library includes:

A guided tour of the library collections including ​Children's, Teens', Adult Fiction and Non-Fiction and Heritage and Research. We can customise the tour to suit your (or your group's) specific interest.  For example, an art group may be interested in our Art & Crafts collection, encyclopedias about artists and art history as well as our online databases which cover artworks and artists.  

Bring along all those questions you've always wanted to know.
  • How many books does the library have?
  • How many people come to the library everyday?
  • If you work in a library, do you get to read all the books all day?
Why not check out these things you can do too. ​​
  • Learn how to use the catalogue
  • Learn about the online databases
  • Learn how to start a family history project and much, much more.​

For class visits for primary and intermediate school aged children, Please contact Te Aroha Rangi or phone 07 351 7048.

For teenage groups, please contact Kylie Foster or phone 07 351 7028.

For any other groups, please contact Alistair Rose or phone 07 351 7021.​


Page reviewed: 25 Aug 2016 2:03pm