Te Horo Hall to connect and build community

Andrew Annakin, chair of the Te Horo Hall committee
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Waikanae Community Board deputy chair Michael Moore says the Te Horo Hall is a taonga – a treasure – for our community. The land it sits on was gifted by local farmers in 1914.

Mr Moore says now, 110 years on, the hall requires significant seismic strengthening to bring it up to earthquake code compliance, which will cost $320,000. It is planned to undertake this work in the third quarter of 2024.

QUIZ NIGHT No.3 is this Thursday night, May 2nd at TE HORO HALL, 7pm! Table bookings are filling fast so book your team of 6 online now – $60 per team. BYO drinks and nibbles. Don’t miss out! (see link below).

Fundraising for Te Horo Hall’s earthquake strengthening has so far brought in $160,000.

Andrew Annakin, chair of the Hall committee says, “We’re so delighted how our community has got behind this fundraising campaign.

“The enthusiasm has been extraordinary. This really is a once in a generation opportunity to preserve and protect our only community facility in Te Horo,” Andrew says.

The Hall committee have organised numerous events in the last two months, including a long lunch; night garden lights experience; Sunday farm walks; quiz nights; and a Kāpiti Brass Band concert. 

On Saturday 27th April, the Tour de Te Horo cycle was on, followed by a rocking concert at the hall in the evening, Rock the Night Away with Greg Christensen.

The final Quiz Night is on Thursday May 2nd. Get a team together and have a fun night.

Quiz Night gets a great turnout at the Te Horo Hall

There is a Trash ‘n’ Treasure at the Te Horo Hall on 4th May and a disco style Saturday Night Fever is on 25th May. Tickets on the website!

In November, the Te Horo Country Garden Trail will return after a five year break. If you’d like your garden to be part of this year’s trail, drop a line to [email protected]

“There’s so much going on, and we see how this is connecting our community and bringing people together,” Andrew says. “We’re inviting local businesses to get behind this fundraising campaign.  Kelly & Co Ōtaki are donating $1000 from each house sale. We invite other businesses to come on board and help support this important community asset.”

The Hall committee needs to raise $320,000 for earthquake strengthening. Additional funds will help upgrade the kitchen and paint the hall. If you would like to be a sponsor or help support the Hall, get in touch.

Mr Moore says the Te Horo Hall is owned by the community, not Kāpiti Council. “It is the only community facility in Te Horo and is included in the council’s schedule of historic heritage buildings. The hall hosts more than 200 events a year.” 

All the fundraising events and booking details are on the website: www.tehorohall.org.nz