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Prices and packages

Our 3 packages range from basic to premium and cover the use of our spaces in a wide variety of combinations and time-frames. Find something that suits your event.

Event packages to accomodate diverse events
Basic packages — Te Wana
Standard packages — Te Kawai
Premium packages — Te Puawai
Hire period
Price list and room capacity
Staff list
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Event packages to accomodate diverse events

Due to their complementary nature, our spaces are offered as part of a series of packages developed to accommodate a variety of events.

We offer 3 types of packages which represent our basic, standard, and premium offerings:

  • Te Wana ‘To come to life, to sprout’ – basic packages
  • Te Kawai ‘A climbing vine or stem’ – standard packages
  • Te Puawai ‘To flower, to blossom’ – premium packages

Each package includes the use of various spaces for half-day, whole day, and day and evening events. All the packages include our Auditorium as the primary event space.

We also offer our event spaces for individual hire, so if our packages don’t suit your needs get in touch with us and we will find a solution for you.

Our spaces
Venue services
Tiakiwai information pack (pdf 5.8MB)


Basic packages — Te Wana

Find out more detail about the Te Wana packages.

Te Wana Tahi — basic half-day package

Spaces included Time Floor
Auditorium (including Tiakiwai Foyer) 8:30pm to 12:30pm (half-day) Lower ground
Seminar Rooms 8:30pm to 12:30pm (half-day) Lower ground

Te Wana Rua — basic day package

Spaces included Time Floor
Auditorium (including Tiakiwai Foyer) 8:30pm to 4:30pm (day) Lower ground
Seminar Rooms 8:30pm to 4:30pm (day) Lower ground

Te Wana Ahiahi— basic evening package

Spaces included Time Floor
Auditorium (including Tiakiwai Foyer) 4:30pm to 8:30pm (evening) Lower ground
Seminar Rooms 4:30pm to 8:30pm (evening) Lower ground

Standard packages — Te Kawai

Find out more detail about the Te Kawai packages.

Te Kawai — standard day package

Spaces included Time Floor
Auditorium (including Tiakiwai Foyer) 8:30am to 4:30pm (day) Lower ground
Seminar Rooms 8:30am to 4:30pm (day) Lower ground
Te Ahumairangi Foyer 4:30pm to 8:30pm (evening) Ground
Programme Rooms 4:30pm to 8:30pm (evening) Ground

Te Kawai Ahiahi — standard evening package

Spaces included Time Floor
Te Ahumairangi Foyer 4:30pm to 8:30pm (evening) Lower ground
Programme Rooms 4:30pm to 8:30pm (evening) Lower ground

Premium packages — Te Puawai

Find out more detail about the Te Puawai packages.

Te Puawai — premium day package

Spaces included Time Floor
Auditorium (including Tiakiwai Foyer) 8:30am to 8:30pm (day and evening) Lower ground
Seminar Rooms 8:30am to 8:30pm (day and evening) Lower ground
Te Ahumairangi Foyer 4:30pm to 8:30pm (evening) Ground
Programme Rooms 4:30pm to 8:30pm (evening) Ground

Te Puawai Ahiahi — premium evening package

Spaces included Time Floor
Auditorium (including Tiakiwai Foyer) 4:30pm to 8:30pm (evening) Lower ground
Seminar Rooms 4:30pm to 8:30pm (evening) Lower ground
Te Ahumairangi Foyer 4:30pm to 8:30pm (evening) Ground
Programme Rooms 4:30pm to 8:30pm (evening) Ground

Hire period

To help with the smooth running of your event we include a mandatory hour of set-up and packdown time before and after events.

The hire period for events includes the actual event runtime as well as setup and pack-down time. For example, if your event lasts 2 hours then the hire period will be 4 hours.

We are happy to discuss this with you when you book your event.


Price list and room capacity

The prices for our spaces and staff are listed below. All prices exclude GST.

The capacities of our spaces ensure the safety of your guests and therefore cannot be exceeded, so pick a space that that will suit the size of your event.

Space Floor Size (m2) Capacity Half-day (8:30am-12:30pm) Full day (8:30am-4:30pm) Minimum Charge
Te Ahumairangi Foyer Ground 208 300 $2,800 $4,500 POA
Programme Rooms Ground 114 80 $800 $1,500 $500
Te Wehenga Room Ground 63 40 $500 $800 $300
Malaga Pasifika Room Ground 51 40 $400 $700 $300
Seminar Room Lower Ground 120 80 $700 $1,200 $500
Pipitea Room Lower Ground 60 40 $500 $700 $300
Auditorium (Taiwhanga Kauhau) Lower Ground 225 170 $1,700 $2,400 POA

Staff list

Type Hourly rate Notes
Event support $60 per staff member A minimum of 1 Library staff member is required to support events that occur outside of Library business hours. More staff may be required depending on the size and nature of your event. For events that occur during business hours, event support is delivered at no additional charge.
Security $28 per security guard A minimum of 1 security guard is required to support events that occur outside of Library business hours. More guards may be required depending on the size and nature of your event. Security support is not required for events that occur during Library business hours.
Duty Manager $60 per staff member By law a Duty Manager must be present at all events on our premises that involve the consumption of alcohol. Many of our staff are qualified to provide this service, so it can often be delivered by event support staff at no additional cost. If a Duty Manager cannot be provided as part of the event support group, one will be supplied at an additional cost.

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