Hall Proposal 1955

4th May, 1955.



A committee consisting of Messrs F. Ward, Drummond, Truman, Tough, Moore, and Foster, met with the object of discussing and formulating a plan for a suggested community hall to be built at Waiwhare, and of reporting the results of said discussion to the Waiwhare Women’s Institute.

It is emphasised that the attached plan and accompanying suggestions are the result of a limited amount of research, but in the event of the District lending whole-hearted support to the project, would form a satisfactory basis for a concerted effort.

This committee felt that they were in no way charged with discussing merits or defects of the suggestion that a hall should receive precedence over other proposed community facilities.

Size and Design:

This is adequately covered in the accompanying sketch plan.

The size is based on the measurements of a squash court. Possible fire exit and ventilation modifications would probably have to be made.


The roof of corrugated iron, walls of tanalised pine weather-board, (rimu not readily available) , interior lined with hard-board, and concrete piles to form the foundations.


Working on the assumption that the labour could be supplied voluntarily, the cost (materials only), has been estimated at £1,000. Cost per sq. ft. -10/

Carrying firms have been approached and have offered to handle materials at reduced rates. Estimated cost per household – £50.

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The hall did not go ahead


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