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Ngā rūma hui - Meeting rooms

Need a meeting place? Or just a quiet place to work or discuss issues? Discover meeting room spaces available across our branch libraries.

Photo of one of our meeting rooms.

Meeting room information

Please note: Our meeting rooms can only be booked by community groups and not-for-profits.

Te Awe Library

We have two meeting rooms available for use: Huia (seats 4) and Tūī (seats 6). The rooms can be booked up to 4 weeks in advance.

If unbooked, they can be used on a first come, first served basis. Library staff can ask you to vacate the room if it is previously booked.

Cost

First two hours are free, $19.00 per hour subsequently.

Maximum daily booking duration: 4 hours.

Technology

Both rooms have flat screen TVs for presentations. Laptops can be connected to these TVs via HDMI.

Booking

Email teawe.library@wcc.govt.nz, with your name, contact details and purpose of use.

Restrictions

There is a maximum booking limit of 6 hours per week per external person/group, to enable fair use of the facilities by all library users.

In consideration for other library users please keep noise to a reasonable level as the rooms are not soundproof.

Late arrival: the booking is void 15 minutes after the start time and other patrons may use the room.

Namesakes

Mā ngā huruhuru ka rere te manu

It is the feathers that enable the bird to fly

Te Awe means "White Feathers" in te reo Māori, and our meeting rooms are named after some of our most precious birds:

  • Huia — the now extinct huia has long had iconic significance in New Zealand because of its beauty. The white-tipped tail feathers were a revered taonga (treasure) for Māori.
  • Tūī — the tūī has an exceptional vocal range, from harsh squawks, clicks and whirrs to bell-like melodies. Part of their range is beyond human hearing, so in the middle of a song they can seem to fall suddenly silent.

Johnsonville Library at Waitohi Hub

We have two meeting rooms available for use: Ani Waaka and Akanihi.

Each room can accommodate 12 people; the two rooms can be opened up into one room which can accommodate 24 people.

Cost

First two hours are free, $19.00 per hour subsequently.

Technology

Both rooms have flat screen TVs for presentations. Laptops can be connected to these TVs via HDMI.

Booking

Email Johnsonville.Library@wcc.govt.nz to book a meeting room.

  • Rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis if empty. Library staff can ask you to vacate the room if it is previously booked
  • The booking is void 15 minutes after the start time if no one arrives to take it up, and other patrons may use the room
  • We are only able to accommodate one-off bookings for our meeting rooms at the moment
  • Bookings can be made up to a fortnight in advance
  • If these meeting rooms are booked, please contact a local community centre for further availability

Namesakes

The meeting rooms are named after two women whose families owned Māori reserve land Johnsonville and who lived there on their sections around the turn of the century.

  • Akanihi — full name Akanihi Himiona (Agnes Simeon)
  • Ani Waaka — full name Ani Waaka Durling (nee Ani Waaka Blewitt)