Haere Mai

St Peter's Village Hall is a much loved community venue. It was built in 1918 for the Anglican Church and has been used by the Church and the Community since then. In 2007 it was sold to the Paekākāriki Community and is now run by the Paekākāriki Community Trust.

Covid -19: It is the Hirer’s responsibility to be aware of the guidelines and ensure compliance within the Covid-19 Protection Framework.

Link to Covid-19 Protection Framework - the traffic light system. . . we are currently in ORANGE.

How to book the hall

The Hall is available for hire at reasonable rates. Use our calendar to plan your event. Read the terms and conditions of hire and use the online Booking Form to make your booking. Paekakariki now has a VILLAGE WEBSITE - paekakariki.nz. Please email the Editor - editor@paekakariki.nz - with your event details which may be added to their Events Calendar. St Peters Village Hall also runs a MONTHLY MARKET - on the first Saturday of every month. If you wish to book a stall, please complete the form on our Monthly Market page.

What's on at the hall

For more information on events and things happening in our hall, check out the calendar, our Facebook page, notice board and chalk board outside the hall for what's on this week. For information on accommodation, activities and the latest events in the village go to: www.paekakariki.nz

Hall restoration work to date

The Trust raises funds for the Hall's renovation and upkeep. Since 2012 major restoration work has been done, including rewiring and installing a contemporary lighting, heating and cooling system. The toilets have been upgraded, the interior painted, and a new commercial-style kitchen has been installed. The stage upgrade includes a Public Address system (incl Cordless Mics), a projector and screen, theatre lighting and red velvet curtains. A large deck has been added that can accommodate a 6m x 3m Marquee which is now available for hire. The Hall floor has been replaced with new Matai floorboards, using recycled weather boards from a house in Te Aroha and Nae Nae. This will ensure the Hall will be able to be enjoyed by the community for many years to come.

Landscaping has been completed by buildng steps on the south side of the property allowing easier access to the Bike Library, and connecting the property from Ames Street to the deck. Wifi has been installed.

Upgrades continue to occur as and when finances are available.

Voluntary input from Village residents into the Hall is vital to ensure these upgrades.

Centenary Photo Credits: Mick Finn/Mai Kapiti