New Hall for Pines and Kairaki Community

Published: 02-Nov-2017

Residents of Pines and Kairaki Beaches will be celebrating this weekend as their long awaited, brand spanking new community hall finally opens.  It’s been a long and arduous journey for these small beach communities since the earthquakes and the community hall will be a great asset.

To mark the occasion an open day with entertainment has been planned and with the weather looking to play its part this weekend, it’s set to be a cracker.20171102_Community Hall Pines Beach

Pines Beach Hall Open Day:

From 2.30pm on Saturday 4 November

3 - 5 pm - Family Entertainment including face painting- bouncy castle, dancing, music and more.

5 - 8 pm - The Allin Drive Band will be entertaining the crowds

Bring some loose change as BBQ and refreshments will be available for a small cost or bring along a picnic dinner.

Before the earthquakes, the old hall was owned by the Pines and Kairaki Beaches Residents Association and was positioned on Council land.   After extensive damage in the September 2010 earthquake, the hall was rebuilt on the Pines Oval. 

Whilst insurance on the hall significantly contributed to the rebuild, funding from the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal Trust, Rata Foundation and Waimakariri District Council helped make the rebuild a reality.  The wider community and a range of local businesses supported the project, and worked hard to bring the project to fruition. 

The robust hall construction sits on 8-metre deep timber piles and is surrounded by former red zone land.  The hall and its amenities will mainly be used by community groups and has been designed to make the best use of the indoor and outdoor spaces.  The hall is kitted out with all the latest equipment and will be available for event hire, which will help the local community with running costs.

It has been a long time coming and the building will help with community recovery and bring it back together through community functions.