HALL CLOSED AT PRESENT
“The targeted community consultation regarding the future of the Ōpoutere Hall indicated significant community support for the retention of the hall and acknowledgement that any incorporated society put in place to manage it needs clarity as to its responsibilities, and needs competent people on the committee.
The Board resolved that the hall should be retained and repairs becarried out, with $45,000 budgeted for this work, which includes:
New roof and ceiling 21/22 $29,000
Wall linings 21/22 $11,000
Bathrooms 21/22 $5,000
Board member Tamzin Letele was appointed as the Board Liaison Representative once the new incorporated society is formed and a report will be brought back to the Board by 31 March 2022 . “
A BIT OF HISTORY:
The Opoutere Community Hall is a popular venue for local events such as public meetings and community group gatherings. It is in demand for private functions such as weddings, birthdays and commemorations.
The hall is also used as a welcome refuge for flooded-out campers!
Every New Year the famous Opoutere Social takes place at the hall. Locals and visitors alike don their best holiday clothes, grab a bottle of wine and a plate to share and congregate at the hall for early evening petanque and conversation under the beautiful redwood trees. As the evening progresses the band warms up the crowd and the monte carlo dance is hotly contested.
To hire the hall contact Glenda Betts 07 8657534
See The Community Groups page for information on the Opoutere Community Hall Society.