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Te Whare Pukapuka o Waitohi Johnsonville Library at Waitohi Hub

The new Johnsonville Library at Waitohi Hub is now open. Find our Opening Hours and more below.

Artist's impression of the new Waitohi Community Hub


34 Moorefield Road
New Zealand

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Waitohi Parking lot:
26 spaces with a 2 hour time limit and 3 disabled parking spaces.

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Opening hours

Please note: Over Easter 2021, Johnsonville Library will be closed for the entire weekend, i.e. the public holidays and the Saturday and Sunday. The extra days closed are for maintenance of the flooring in the Hub.

Day Hours TÅ«hura HIVE
Monday 9.30am-7pm 12pm-6.45pm
Tuesday 9.30am-7pm 10am-6.45pm
Wednesday 9.30am-7pm 12pm-6.45pm
Thursday 9.30am-7pm 10am-6.45pm
Friday 9.30am-7pm 10am-6.45pm
Saturday 10am-4pm 10am-3.45pm
Sunday 10am-4pm 10am-3.45pm


Meeting Rooms

We have two meeting rooms available for use.

Meeting Rooms

Event Calendar

Tūhura HIVE makerspace

Tūhura HIVE is our makerspace and sound studio, located on the lower ground floor of Johnsonville Library at the Waitohi Community Hub. It is a community space where people of all ages can explore, create, innovate and engage with all kinds of maker technology. From 3D printing, audio recording, coding, robotics and electronics, to sewing, weaving and more, we offer endless opportunities for everyone to get inspired and create. Come visit us — we'd love to see you!

What is available in the space?

  • 3D printing
  • 3D scanning
  • Laser cutting
  • Sewing — we also have an overlocker!
  • Audio recording studio

How much does it cost?

Activity Cost
3D printing $0.10 per gram
3D scanning $4.00 per 500x300mm plywood sheet; machine use free
Sewing/overlocking Free
Audio recording studio Free for first two hours, then $17.90/hour

3D Printers

We have three 3D Printers in the HIVE — affectionately nicknamed Holly, Kryten and Queeg 500. The software we use is UP Studio and was developed specifically for the printers.

We use white PLA plastic filament in all three, which is biodegradable, non-toxic and makes for a good surface for painting onto. 3D Printing is charged per gram of filament and the amount is calculated by the machines when we submit the job for printing.


UP300 3D Printer
UP300 3D Printer
UPBox+ 3D Printer
UPBox+ 3D Printer
UPBox+ 3D Printer
UP Mini 2 ES 3D Printer


Below are a few of the basic specs of each machine, plus a link to the manufacturer's page:

Nickname Build volume (XYZ) Nozzle diameter Layer diameter (nozzle dependent)
Tiertime UP300 Queeg 500 205mm x 255mm x 225mm 0.4mm 0.1/0.15/0.2/0.25mm
Tiertime UPBox+ Kryten 205mm x 255mm x 205mm 0.4mm 0.1/0.15/0.2/0.25mm
Tiertime UP Mini 2 ES Holly 120mm x 120mm x 120mm 0.4mm 0.15/0.2/0.25mm

Laser Cutting

UP300 3D Printer
UP300 3D Printer

Our laser cutter can cut and etch/engrave on a variety of materials, and is able to do some very intricate patterns. We have a supply of 3mm Poplar plywood for $4 a sheet (300mm x 500mm). You are able to use your own materials — with staff permission.

For laser cutting, we use a piece of software called Lightburn.


Nickname Bed size Beam size Beam type Resolution
Darkly labs Emblaser 2 Zim 300mm x 500mm 0.1-0.2mm Optical; equivalent to 15-20watt CO2 laser Up to 1200dpi


Sewing machine
Overlocker Have something you have always to sew, or create, but don't have acces to a sewing machine? We are here to help! We have 2 sewing machines and an overlocker that members of the public can come in and use free of charge. We have thread, so all you need to bring is fabric, and your creativity. We also provide knitting needles, crochet hooks, and wool so you can have a crack at knitting and crochet, plus we have a small loom! Click the links below for more info:

Tūhura HIVE Studio

Here at Tūhura HIVE, we have contructed a studio for you to come in and record and edit your musical and video creations. We used the philosophy of 'Your best home setup', so everything you do in the studio you can conceivably do at home. This is something very new for us, and everytime the studio is used we are learning along with you. The studio is free for the first two hours of usage, then is $17.50p/hr after that. We have listed some of our gear below. Bookings are essential; to book please email us your name, and prefered date and time to: johnsonville.library@wcc.govt.nz.

Studio Gear


  • Software: Logic Pro X, Garage Band, Da Vinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro
  • Audio Interface: Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 Gen3
  • Microphones: Rode NT-1a, Shure SM57, Shure SM58, AKG P170
  • Audio Monitors: Mackie CR4BT 4" Multimedia Monitors
  • Control Surface: Korg nanoKONTROL Studio
  • MIDI Keyboard: Icon Pro Audio iKeyboard 8Nano
  • Electric Drums: Alesis Nitro Mesh 8-Piece kit
  • Electric Guitar: Squier Bullet Mustang
  • Guitar amp: Marshall CODE50
  • Bass Guitar: ESP LTD B10

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