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 around alert levels for events and private functions, and to have systems in place to ensure adherence to those guidelines. Check out the guidelines at covid19.govt.nz

Guidelines for Events at Alert Level 2

  • No restrictions on the number of people as long as people can safely stay 1 metre apart.

  • Dance floors not open.

  • Please socially distance from others (1 metre minimum), unless in the same bubble.

  • Attendees are encouraged to wear a face covering where possible - they can take it off to eat and drink.

  • Performers do not need to wear a face covering when on stage, but encouraged to wear one backstage.

  • If you are providing food and drink everyone must be seated to be served.

  • QR scanning is mandatory and the hirer needs to have their own sign-in sheet for those unable to scan.

  • Line up for the toilet in the hall area, not the toilet lobby.

  • People are expected to stay home if they are sick.

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 a lot of 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 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.

Centenary Photo Credits: Mick Finn/Mai Kapiti