Kumeu Community Centre
This is the website for the Kumeu Community Centre. From here, you can see what events we have coming up, you can book our halls for your event, or you can attend one of the many interesting activities we have on offer!
Thanks for visiting!
About the Centre
The Kumeu Community Centre was opened on the 13th of February 1981 by the Rt Hon Robert Muldoon. It was funded by the community through projects and fundraising by the Huapai-Kumeu Lions Club and subsidised by a Government one to one subsidy. The land is leased from the Council, but the building is owned by the community.
Ideal venue for Meetings, Seminars, Displays, Club Activities, Workshops and more. Unfortunately we are not available for 21st birthday parties or weddings.
- Commercial Cooker
- Pie Warmer
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I get my bond back?
A refund will be available by internet banking within 7 days after hire, providing no damage has occurred, no additional cleaning is required and the key has been returned.
Is there a kitchen area available?
Yes, there is. There is a catering kitchen available for an additional $50 per hireage.
What if I cancel my booking?
If you give us more than 14 days notice, then you will be refunded in full. However, cancellations with less than 14 days notice will be subject to a $20 cancellation fee.
About the halls
Rates for hireage depend on the day of the week and part of the day.
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The Main Hall
|Sat & Sun
|Hot water heater, 40 cups and microwave
|400 blue plastic chairs
|400 people (412.5sqm)
|$40 (catering kitchen)
|$500 (cash, cheque or internet banking transfer). Refunds will be issued by internet banking transfer within 7 days of the hire period, providing no damage has occurred and that no additional cleaning is required and the key has been returned.
|$300 (when applicable)
The Small Hall
|Sat & Sun
|Hot water heater, 40 cups, microwave and fridge/freezer
|50 blue fabric chairs
|100 people (101.6 sqm)
|Switchboard cupboard main entrance foyer
|No additional charge
|$200 (cash, cheque or internet banking transfer). Refunds will be issued by internet banking transfer within 7 days of the hire period, providing no damage has occurred and that no additional cleaning is required and the key has been returned.
|$170 (when applicable)
The Catering Kitchen
The catering kitchen costs $40 (to be used in conjunction with either Hall).
Make a booking
Just complete the form below and we’ll get back to you!
Terms and conditions of hire
The Hirer/s agree and will comply in total with the following conditions of hire:
- Towels and tea towels to be supplied by hirer.
- Staples, nails or drawing pins are not to be used.
- All decorations and rubbish to be removed from the premises by hirer – PROMPTLY
- All decorations to be removed unless prior approval has been obtained by the hall committee.
- Any hirer’s special requirements should be noted to the committee before hireage is agreed upon.
- Consume alcohol on the premises only in accordance with the provision of “The Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (2012)”. EVENING FUNCTIONS TO END BY MIDNIGHT AND PREMISES TO BE VACATED BY 1AM. The function should be run in an orderly manner and no loitering or disturbance should take place outside the hall during or after the function. Premises, grounds and road frontage must be left clean.
- Cleaning must be completed following the evening function, or by 8am the following day and the key returned to the lock box. Unfinished cleaning or cleaning not up to standard will be deducted from the bond at $30 per hour.
- All chairs and tables to be stacked and returned neatly.
- All interior and exterior lights to be switched off. All windows and doors to be secured.
- Any damage or losses caused to the Community Centre or equipment will be repaired or replaced by tradesmen of the Committee’s choosing and the cost recovered from the bond.
- A NO SMOKING policy is in force throughout the entire complex.
- Subletting is not permitted.
- No fires should be lit outside the hall. This includes lighting of candles.
- Take full responsibility for the storage and protection of own equipment and property while it is within the complex.
- Health and Safety
Hirer/s must avoid any activity which places themselves, their guest or other attendees at risk of injury to themselves or others. In the event of the hirer/s becoming aware of any hazardous situation associated with the building then such hazards must be isolated and the matter reported to the Committee.
- Please note that the Hall/Centre is owned by the Community and operated by a volunteer committee. Your assistance in maintaining our community facility in a clean and tidy situation is much appreciated.
- Fire Warden
As a condition of hiring the centre the hirer/s agree to appoint a Fire Warden pursuant to the Fire Safety and Evacuation of Buildings Act 1992.
FIRE WARDEN RESPONSIBILITIES
Occupants: Advise and direct all occupants to leave the building by the quickest possible route. Check toilets, and assist all elderly and disabled people.
The Area: Ensure all doors and windows have been closed if possible.
Fire Services: Ensure that the Fire Service has been notified, and liaise with them on arrival.
Fire Fighting: Only if it is safe to do so should fire fighting be attempted.
Re-Entry: Ensure that it is safe for people to re-enter the building. Liaise with the Fire Service.
The Community Centre shall not be held responsible for any loss, theft or damage of any property for any reason, regardless of the cause – including any fault pertaining to any fitting, appliance or piece of apparatus within the vicinity of the Kumeu Community.
The Vintage Shop
While The Vintage Shop occupying the historic Pomona Hall in Access Road is a project of the Huapai-Kumeu Lions Club its success is largely due to a band of volunteer women who assist at the shop on a rostered basis. A few of the women are wives or partners of Lions but many are not and give their time to the shop because all profit from sales is returned to community projects and they enjoy working there. The shop is open Tuesday to Friday from 11am to 3pm and on Saturday from 10am to 1pm and helpers on the roster help out about one day a fortnight.
Lions members are grateful for this volunteer assistance which has been the main element ensuring the success of The Vintage Shop and enabling the club to give financial support to several local projects. Recently a donation of $2000 was given to the Hart Walker project for a Waimauku child.
The Vintage Shop is stacked with a range of well-priced and good quality items which include crockery, crystal, silver, haberdashery, ornaments, crafts, small furniture pieces and other retro and vintage products. With spring shopping now underway, The Vintage Shop and its volunteer workers are gearing up for record sales months with many treasured items for sale and suitable as Christmas gifts or as something to compliment or match existing items.
The shop also has a good stock of adult jig saw puzzles and these are proving to be a popular and sought after item of stock.
While the inventory of stock is sometimes supplemented by purchases from city auction houses, most of the items currently on display have been acquired locally largely by donation from people wanting to clear their shelves or down-size or at a time of shifting to another location. From time to time the shop has been very grateful to receive items from a deceased estate. Anyone thinking of making such a donation is asked to visit the shop and discuss it with the ladies on duty. Alternatively, a phone call could be made to the shop-convener on 4128225.
As a community project of the Huapai-Kumeu Lions Club, its members greatly appreciate the goodwill and community spirit that the existence of The Vintage Shop has engendered. Any one interested in working at the shop should call in at the Pomona Hall or phone the convener.
The Vintage Shop is housed in a heritage building known as The Pomona Hall-
The building was constructed in 1876 by local resident John Berry for use as community hall. This building was the first Kumeu hall originally located near the intersection of Hanham and Waitakere Roads on land gifted by John Charles Boord. The building was also used as a church and the district’s first school with an initial roll of 19 pupils. It continued to be used as a school until one was built at Taupaki, when Tuapaki school was detroyed by fire Pomona Hall became a school once more until a new school was built. For almost 40 years it was used as a Sunday school. In 1964 the hall was sold and relocated to a property in Pomona Road where it was used as an apple packing shed.
In 2005, Rodney District Council acquired the building and in 2010 completed the restoration works and relocated it onto the present site where it is known as The Vintage Shop – A flagship project of the Lions Huapai-Kumeu – Access Road, Kumeu.
The Vintage Shop
Kumeu Community Hall
Calling community minded citizens – the Kumeu police want you! The Nor-west Community Patrol Trust is seeking more volunteers. About 50 drivers cruise the streets of Kumeu, Taupaki, Riverhead, Waimauku, Muriwai, Woodhill and Huapai.
They help Kumeu police by observing the neighbourhood and acting as a visual deterrent to criminals. Trust chairman Graham Attwood is looking to boost the ranks with “enthusiastic, community minded people” prepared to volunteer one night or four hours a month.
“They act as the eyes and ears for police because we can’t be everywhere at once”, says the Kumeu community constable.