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Warkworth Town Hall has been a centre of community life for Warkworth, Kaipara & the Matakana Coast for over 100 years.

The recently renovated hall and facilities are available for everyone in the Mahurangi community to hire. We hope to see you soon.

In the Entranceway to Warkworth Town Hall stands an octagonal memorial to the members of our local community who fought in the Great Wars.

It lists the towns and villages in our community whose men & women ‘signed up’, were all farewelled and some welcomed home – at Warkworth Town Hall.

100 years on, the residents and families of these same communities have contributed to the restoration of this important local building, through their rates and donations.

We welcome and encourage everyone in the Warkworth Area communities to now embrace and use this great facility.

It is yours. 



2 Alnwick Street Warkworth  New Zealand Office Hours: Weekdays 9am – 1pm


Did you know that Community Groups can book all the facilities at Warkworth Town Hall at 50% Discount?

When you make your booking, just make sure you click YES to ‘Community activity’ to receive 50% discount in your Cart.

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Kia Ora Tamaki whanau..if you are struggling, check this out. Auckland Council staff deployed to assist government food distribution programme
Published: 31 March 2020

Auckland Council is deploying more staff to help Aucklanders experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown.

In line with the welfare directive announced by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) today to help people experiencing hardship as a result of the lockdown, the council’s Auckland Emergency Management department has set up a system for Aucklanders who may be suffering because of job losses or hardship and struggling to access basic household supplies.

Starting from Wednesday 1 April, Aucklanders who are unable to afford groceries or are in self-isolation with no access to other support networks can call Auckland Emergency Management on 0800 22 22 96 between 7am and 7pm, seven days a week.

Anyone who meets the government’s eligibility criteria will be couriered a welfare parcel containing items such as dry goods including pasta and rice, tinned vegetables and meats and basic toiletries.

The first courier parcels are expected to be dispatched at the end of this week. A distribution centre is currently being set up with staff being trained in health and safety provisions for warehousing work, under COVID-19 guidelines.

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the programme supports the national efforts to ensure those who are experiencing hardship due to COVID-19 can meet their essential needs.

“While most Aucklanders are continuing to shop normally for their essential products, there are a small number of people facing real hardship and who need greater support. Through this programme, we can ensure that nobody in our community goes hungry, and that the staple supplies they rely on are available to them.

“Our customer services call centre staff, who are trained to deal with a wide range of situations, currently have capacity to take on extra duties due to the lockdown.

“From 7am tomorrow, 40 Auckland Council call centre staff will triage the calls from those seeking emergency support and process applications according to the criteria set out by the government.

“As the COVID-19 situation develops, we will look at more ways to utilise council staff who may be able to be redeployed,” Phil Goff says.

“We will also be working with local foodbanks to see how we can assist them to meet demand from people facing financial hardship.”

Councillor Sharon Stewart, Chair of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group Committee, says, “We are mobilising quickly to ensure we can support those who are unable to pay and access household essentials as a result of a change in their circumstances due to COVID-19 and the Alert Level 4 lockdown."

Group Controller Mace Ward says Auckland Emergency Management is grateful to the support of many organisations to bring this initiative to life at pace.

“We acknowledge the support of organisations like Countdown and Spark Arena to help us plan this response. In the coming days we will be able to provide more details about how this has been pulled together, who is involved and how packages are being delivered,” he says.

If you are unable to afford groceries or are in self-isolation with no access to other support networks, you can phone Auckland Emergency Management on 0800 22 22 96 between 7am and 7pm, every day from Wednesday 1 April. Anyone needing urgent assistance in the meantime can phone Auckland Emergency Management on 0800 22 22 00.
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Hi Warkworth Community, as we approach the end of the first week of “Lockdown” I have been thinking of ideas to at least keep the Facebook page as a means of communication amongst our community.

The first year and a half of the hall being run by a manager/ facilitator/activator, have been filled with a lot of change and challenges. As well as more importantly a wide reaching support from the whole community.
Now we are all facing a massive challenge which as we all know will change the world which we live in.

Both Mariska Van Egmond from Matakana Moves: Dance for health @niamatakana and
Mary-Anne Church from FLexercise Nz with Mary-Anne, on Facebook are holding and/ or streaming their classes.
Sports4tots have fun things to do with your preschoolers on their Facebook page.

Anything you would like to see on this page during the Covid19 Lockdown please let me know.
Be kind and stay safe.
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Warkworth Town Hall is feeling excited.
Warkworth Town Hall

Just sneaked a peak at the Black Grace rehearsals if can make it, do yourself a favour and don’t miss it...they are fantastic...so much energy and life. As for the bodies!! ... See MoreSee Less

facilities for hire

You can hire a range of newly refurbished rooms of different sizes for events large and small – from the main hall & stage which holds 125 people to the dress circle and our mezzanine conference room, which is ideal for meetings, auctions & boardroom lunches. There’s also a new kitchen for self-catering and a lift for disabled access.

support services

We can offer a variety of support options to help plan your event, promote it here on the website and on our social media, We can give advice about event planners, alcohol licences, access and support staff. We can even provide caterers – for everything from pies & canapés to a boardroom lunch or a wedding banquet.

Our Societies and local Groups

Warkworth Town Hall is home to a number of local groups which use the Hall regularly. Here are some links to help you make contact with them – they all welcome new members.

Town Hall Talks

Mahurangi Action Group organises ‘Town Hall Talks’, with guest speakers usually on 2nd Wednesday of each month + other events and initiatives to engage the community with the region and protect the area.

More Info
Next Town Hall Talks is hopefully on 14th November. For more information contact Cimino Cole, secretary
Mahurangi Action Incorporated
590 Mahurangi West Road
RD 3 Warkworth 0983
+64 27 462 4872

Warkworth Music Society

Come and enjoy the sounds of music from our talented local musicians, who hold recitals and concerts at Warkworth Town Hall. New members always welcome.

More Info

Warkworth Theatre Group

Our resident company present 3 productions throughout the year. Ticket bookings through can be booked through WTG, participating retailers or at the Box Office.

More Info
November Production in rehearsal now – Opens 7th November – Tickets on Sale NOW! www.wwtheatre.co.nz

Fitness League

Exercise | Dance | Energise

Keep fit at Warkworth Town Hall every Tuesday morning at 10am with Maryanne. All welcome.

Move, dance, enjoy!

More Info
Maryanne 021 041 5235


Freefone : 0508 224 687

Kowhai Singers

The Hall plays host to the local Kowhai Singers, who rehearse, perform and compete at Warkworth Town Hall and other venues throughout the region.

More Info
Spring Concert on 7th November
Bookings are all handled directly with the venue hire team at Auckland Council.

Phone 09 379 2030 or Email  venuehire@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz 

Event Promotion
Warkworth Town Hall will post your event on the website and facebook page if requested. We can also supply design and marketing services or advice if you want to promote the event even further.

You can arrange these independently, just contact us – info@warkworthtownhall.nz 

Venue Access
Access for hirers is through a code which you are given at the time of booking. If you lose your code or cannot get access there is a phone number on the door, through which you can be granted remote access. Our facilities staff can assist if all else fails!
Event Catering

You can use your own caterer or our in house caterer for events of any size.

There is also a fully-equipped kitchen available for hire, where you can arrange your own refreshments.

Alcohol Licensing

Private events where alcohol is consumed but not sold and where the event is not open to the public do not require a licence.

Public events – and where alcohol is purchased, require a temporary licence which you will need to apply for. We can help guide you through this process.

Occupational Safety & Health
Hirers are responsible for the safe running of the event they have organised and will need to appoint a Safety Rep. On this website you will find information about the OSH Requirements – and our facility co-ordinators will explain it to you in person.

This website will soon feature more information about the OSH

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