Council looks after a number of buildings/facilities and parks/reserves/land on behalf of the community.
This page contains background and information on using or booking the Kaikōura Airport, Harbour Facilities, Memorial Hall, Scout Hall, Tennis Courts on Takahanga Domain, the Cuddon Building, Esplanade Offices and other community facilities.
This page also contains information about the rebuild of Council-owned community facilities that were damaged by the November 2016 earthquake.
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Memorial Hall is situated at 32 Esplanade, Kaikōura. With a central location and picturesque views, Memorial Hall is the ideal venue for functions, conferences, weddings and community events.
It is available for hire and hall facilities include the following:
- Commercial kitchen
- Dispense bar
- Toilets and changing room
- Meeting rooms, small & large
- Chairs and tables
- AV Equipment.
Read more about Memorial Hall hire fees here.
Read more about Memorial Hall Terms & Conditions including AV hire here.
Memorial Hall Booking
If you would like to make a booking you can inquire about hall availability with us online, by completing the required details here.
The Scout Hall is located on Beach Road, Kaikōura and was built in 1901. It is sometimes known as the Drill Hall, which is due to it being used for troops to practice their marching. It was left to the community and so is now part of the 'Community Facilities' package managed by Council.
The Scout Hall has housed many community groups and initiatives over the years including Scouts, the community meal, sports/fitness groups, youth events and more. It is a much loved facility by the community but needs a little tender loving care in order to repair the damage that was caused by the 2016 earthquake.
We have Council staff working on understanding exactly what work needs to be done to ensure the Scout Hall is safe for all users. Once this information is available we will be able to create a plan. Council staff recently met with some key community leaders in regards to theScout Hall project. If you would like to be involved, please email email@example.com.
25 July 2018: Scout Hall allocated $20,000 in 3 Year Plan 2018-2021
Thanks to the passionate community feedback on the 3 Year Plan, the Scout Hall will not be closed and $20,000 from the Earthquake Recovery Fund has been allocated to help fund the much needed building work. 'Must dos' include work to make the hall weathertight and safe.
Council is aware that there is much more that could be done to improve thehall on top of the 'must dos'. Although we can’t afford to completely refurbish the hall, we are committed to helping the community find ways to make sure they can keep using this facility into the future and to ensure that their voices are heard beyond the 3 Year Plan.
Current financial status:
$225k is the estimated cost to make the Scout Hall weather proof and safe. KDC has set aside $20k from the Earthquake Recovery Fund (zero from rates). The remaining $205k will require external funding. Council will be applying for funding, any extra fundraising or work by the community would be fantastic and we are happy to work with anyone who has ideas.
In the meantime, there is also a GiveALittle fundraising page to raise money for the fixing of the Scout Hall.
We have Council staff working on understanding exactly what work needs to be done to ensure the Scout Hall is safe for all users. Once this information is available we will be able to create a plan.
Council staff recently met with some key community leaders in regards to theScout Hall project. If you would like to be involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Situated at Peketa, approximately 8km south of Kaikōura township, the airport is a simple but modern facility.
Kaikoura has the South Bay Marina, situated on the southern side of the Kaikōura Peninsula with a seawall, slipway, fuel facility, public toilet, boat wash down area and parking for buses, cars, trailers and boats.
On the northern side of the peninsula, there are also the North Wharf on Wakatu Quay and the Old Wharf on Avoca Street.
Work needed includes:
- repairing or replacing the majority of our community facilities including the swimming pool, skate park, tennis courts, Memorial Hall, the old council building, housing for the elderly, airport and hangar, the harbour, and toilet blocks across the District.
Close up below shows some community facilities (yellow) in the township area
19 December 2017
The table below shows the current plans for some of our key projects.
As well as the work mentioned above we have:
- Closed the Old Fyffe wharf end
- Just under $1,000,000 committed to minor repairs for community facilities (complete by June 2018)
- $300,000 committed to assessment, planning and design work for community facilities
- $150,000 committed to improve safety at the Wakatu New Wharf
- Temporary repairs to the skate park and tennis courts
- Demolition of Jimmy Armers toilets and replacement with temporary facilities (including a shower)
- $20,000 of staff time committed to working with Sport Tasman to identify a site and look at fundraising and affordability options for the new pool.
- Undertaken detailed assessments on all Council owned facilities to understand the extent of the damage and to help inform our discussions with insurers
- Begun developing a community facilities plan to prioritise the rebuild
- Repaired Memorial Hall external lighting and heating.