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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has a range of community buildings available for hire for recreational activities, events, meetings and private functions.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 60 with limited means.
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The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
Fernside Memorial Hall is located next to Fernside School at the closed-off intersection of Oxford and O'Roarkes Roads. The spacious main hall has a stage and wooden flooring, and can accommodate up to 150 people. No stiletto high heels are to be worn in the Fernside Hall due to the damage they can cause to the rimu flooring.
A kitchen and supper room are located at one end of the hall, and toilets at the opposite end. Disabled access can be gained through the main doors. A spacious car parking area is located close to the hall.
The local playgroup, school and various other community groups and clubs are regular users of the hall. Casual hire is available for meetings, weddings and other social functions or events.
Address: 287 O'Roarkes Road, Fernside
There are different charges depending on what category your organisation fits into.
Charges have been updated as of 1st July, 2018
Community & Individual
Non-profit community social support groups & non-profit casual private events. Education groups, schools, preschools/playgroups and casual Government bookings.
Tutors / Coaching
Events when there is an admission charge for classes either nightly or on a lesson basis that is beyond the gold coin donation.
Profit generating corporates or activities (e.g commercial activities, programmes or events commercial seminars)
Bookings can be made through the Waimakariri District Council, 215 High Street. Ph. 03 311 8900
Booking form (pdf, 339.7 KB)
Health and Safety plan (pdf, 228.0 KB)
1. ACCESS TO VENUES - KEYS
2. RIGHT OF ENTRY
Waimakariri District Council
reserves the right for Waimakariri District Council staff on presentation of an
authorised warrant to be present at the venue at any time. Any Councillor or
Hall Advisory Group member on Waimakariri District Council business may enter
the venue at any time.
3. HIRE CHARGES
4. ADDITIONAL COSTS
Costs will occur if:
Should additional costs for
venue repair, cleaning or any other reason be incurred by the Waimakariri
District Council in relation to the hire the hirer will be responsible for
reimbursing Waimakariri District Council for those additional costs within 14
days of being advised of those costs unless otherwise agreed to by the
Waimakariri District Council in writing.
The base minimum charges for
extra cleaning & rubbish removal is $75.
Once confirmed, ten working days
notice in writing shall be given for all cancellations, change of bookings and
6. HEALTH AND SAFETY
7. CLEANING AND RUBBISH
8. FIRE/ EVACUATION
9. HIRE CONTRACT
The hirer’s contract must be
signed by a person 21 years of age or over and returned to the Waimakariri
District Council office at least 7 days before the hire date to allow time for
confirmation. Identification may be requested.
10. HOURS OF USE
11. CONCLUSION OF ACTIVITIES
If the Hall is hired for an
evening function, music is to be turned off by midnight and activities must
cease no later than 1am, unless prior approval is granted by the Waimakariri
District Council. Some Waimakariri District Council venues have earlier
finishing times. Cleaning may be carried out after these hours, if required.
Noise from amplifiers and
loudspeakers must be kept to a moderate level at all times.
Failure to comply with this condition
may result in the early closure of your function and a fine.
Contravention of an excessive
noise direction under section 327 of the Resource Management Act 1991, Section
338(2)(c) is a $500 fine.
15. DAMAGE TO THE HALL OR
The hirer is responsible for
securing the venue upon completion of the function.
A security guard may be required
to attend all functions involving alcohol, night time socials or at the
discretion of the
Waimakariri District Council.
The prime purpose of the guard is the protection of the venue and to ensure
event times are adhered. The guard may be used for event security as a
secondary function where it does not interfere with their prime purpose.
The hirer is responsible for
providing the security guard when one is required.
17. BREACH OF CONDITIONS
Any breach of the Conditions of
Hire may result in:
18. PUBLIC LIABILITY
The hirer is responsible for public liability
insurance. Insurance of $1,000,000 is recommended by the Waimakariri District
Council. If your group/organisation does not already have its own insurance,
the Waimakariri District Council insurance brokers, Jardine Lloyd Thompson, has
group facility insurance available at a very competitive rate. Should you wish
to utilise this insurance please contact Nicola Frayle at Jardine Lloyd
Thompson Ph 0800 111 644.
Payment by Eftpos, cheque or cash.
Deposit required at time of booking.
Bond to be paid when collecting the key.