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Update on the Kuaotunu Library

In April 2017 the Kuaotunu community voted for the creation of a new committee to investigate the practicality and viability of a new site for the Kuaotunu Library. ...

March 17, 2018

A Reluctant Farewell to the Hall Piano

The piano has been a feature of the Kuaotunu Hall for many years now. However a number of users, especially wedding clients, don’t want the piano in the hall during their event, or want it in a different position, and therefore move it around. This wasn't such an issue with the old floor, but as it is a very heavy piece of furniture, moving it would undoubtedly damage the hall's new floor.The Hall Committee considered having the piano bolted to the floor in one position, but felt thi...

February 16, 2018

Inaugural 10 Artists Exhibition Draws the Crowds

The Kuaotunu Hall was proud to host the inaugural 10 Artists Exhibition during Auckland Anniversary weekend. Created to showcase the work of Kuaotunu's local artists, work by Felicity Witters, Colin Verner, Chris Charteris, Lutz Gaebler, Claire Elliot, Lizzy Leckie, Ian Preece, Roimata Taimana, Marc Bonamie and Phillip Fickling were represented.With approximately 2,000 visitors enjoying the exhibition over the three days that it was held, and healthy sales figures, future exhibitions are al...

January 31, 2018

Successful 1940's Dance Party

Armistice Day, 11 November 2017 was chosen as the date for the Kuaotunu Hall 1940’s Dance Party organised by Jannine Verner and friends.  It was a wonderful way to celebrate the re-opening of the hall after several months of closure following the laying of the new swamp kauri floor. ...

November 26, 2017

Books, Paper, Words, Ink weekend

A highly successful fundraising event opened on October 26th with an exhibition by Phillip Fickling. Hosted by FOLK (Friends of the Library Kuaotunu), this event was organized by Isabel Gilbert Palmer as part of a three day book weekend....

October 30, 2017

Kuaotunu Hall's Facelift Completed

The Kuaotunu Hall was built in the early 1890s, soon after gold was discovered in the area. For many years, this beautiful little hall has been at the heart of the Kuaotunu community - providing a space for local community activities and private functions. Originally part of the Kuaotunu School, which was built in 1892, the hall (the old primers room) was donated back to thepeople of Kuaotunu for use as a hall in 1940. Since then it has been run and maintained by volunteers within the commu...

October 4, 2017

A New Floor with a Long History

One of the many treasures of the Hall is the beautiful new kauri floor. Laid in 2017 to replace the old and worn original kauri floor, it is new - but also some 5,000 years old......

September 13, 2017

Rudolf Steiner Kindy event - 25 Trees of Christmas

Christmas Magic at the Kuaotunu Hall! ...

December 18, 2016

Hillbilly Hoedown

The Hillbilly Hoedown was organised by Adam Coleman-Smith of the Blue Fridge Brewery in order to raise funds for the hall - and as a great excuse to throw a party for all of Kuaotunu. ...

March 26, 2016

Bollywood comes to Kuaotunu!

Organised by Jannine Verner as a fundraiser for the hall, "Bollywood comes to Kuaotunu" was a pot luck Curry Night, a chance to dress up, dance, eat, and have some fun. The night was a huge success as the following photos show!...

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