Puke Ariki Temporary Closure

Tuesday 24 March

NPDC has reviewed Puke Ariki operations following the Government’s announcement on the COVID-19 alert level, all Puke Ariki and Community Library facilities are closed until further notice.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience but we know our customers will understand this is an unprecedented situation and safety comes first.

During this time, we invite you to experience Puke Ariki from home and discover our digital library collections and the museum’s online resources.

You will find more information about protecting yourself, your colleagues, and your whānau on the Ministry of Health website   

If you have questions about our services while we are closed please visit our Latest Information FAQs.


Puke Ariki Museum Foyer

Conference dinners, cocktail evenings, presentations, Puke Ariki is available for hire for a variety of private functions. 

With an atmosphere you can't find anywhere else, the Puke Ariki Foyer provides an original and stylish venue for your event. 

Capacity
230 standing guests or 100 people seated.

Availability
Monday to Friday from 6pm
Saturday and Sunday from 5pm

Premises must be vacated by 12am unless otherwise arranged with Puke Ariki management.

Hire Costs
$1500 incl GST or $1600 incl GST with access to the galleries.

This amount includes staff requirements during the event, packing in and out and cleaning.

Caterers
Catering is provided by Arborio Restaurant which is located in the Puke Ariki Museum Foyer. For more details contact Arborio directly.


Community Lounge

The Community Lounge is on Level 1 of Puke Ariki Library. It is a public space that is suitable for meetings or gatherings.

The space is open to the public and can not be partitioned off. There could be some noise from other library users and groups using the Community Lounge should consider the impact they may have on others in the Library.

Capacity
15 people

Hireage
Free of charge

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Noel and Melva Education Room

The Noel and Melva Education Room is on level one of Puke Ariki Museum

It is an excellent space for workshops, presentations or lectures.

Availability
Saturday and Sunday 9am - 4pm
School holidays, Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm 


Community Library Meeting Rooms

Inglewood Library and  Waitara Library have rooms available for hire. They are great spaces for meetings, workshops or gatherings.

Availability
These rooms are available during library opening hours.

Capacity
Inglewood: 40 standing or 20 seated
Waitara: 50 standing or 30 seated

Hire Cost
Full day: $45 (or $50 with kitchen facilities)
Half day: $25 (or $30 with kitchen facilities)


Booking Enquiries

If you would like to find out about booking one of our venues please complete the Booking Enquiries Form.