Taradale Town Hall
The Taradale Town Hall, in Lee Road, Taradale, is an attractive assembly hall available for use by the local and wider Hawke's Bay community. It is managed by the Rotary Club of Taradale and has a full time custodian who manages bookings and activity requirements.
There are two rooms available for hire. The Rotary Lounge, upstairs, seats 100 people. It is fully carpeted and has kitchen facilities. The Town Hall, downstairs, seats 160 people. It is partly carpet and wooden floors.
The objective of the Town Hall committee is to see the use of the hall increased, and at the same time to improve the facilities for the benefit of the local community. To this end the committee has succeeded in increasing patronage, and the club, with the assistance of the City Council, has greatly improved facilities. Extensive remodelling and refurbishing of the lower hall were completed by July 1992. The upper lounge was extensively refurbished in early 1996.
For bookings please phone +64 6 844 9779 or +64 27 247 0643.
History of the Hall
In 1968 when the Taradale Borough Council amalgamated with the Napier City Council, the City Council took responsibility for the running of the town hall. However, in 1982, the Council approached the Taradale Rotary Club with the proposition that the Club take over the administration of the building and, if possible, run it at a profit and so benefit the club's funds. This proposition was agreed to on a trial basis, and in April 1983, Arthur Stafford became the supervisor of the Town Hall. These duties are now provided by a custodian. After years of negotiation the Club obtained a formal lease in 1991.