Lake Waikare Event Centre

Lake Waikare Event Centre
Located at Lake Waikare, Kai Iwi Lakes (Taharoa Domain) the former Water Ski Clubrooms is now a Council-owned facility under the co-governance of the Taharoa Domain Governance Committee.  The building is available as a venue for public and community events such as: 
  • Sporting events e.g. waka ama races, dragon boat races etcetera;
  • Educational events e.g. the annual Whitebait Connection Kai Iwi Lakes Open Day;
  • School/Scout camps;
  • Hui/symposiums/meetings;
  • Training courses e.g. first aid courses, kaitiaki water monitoring toolkit courses etcetera and;
  • Weddings or birthday parties.
Please note it is a no-alcohol venue.  Bookings can be made through Council’s Kai Iwi Campground online booking system or email or telephone (09) 439 0986.

The Centre has 4 tables, 24 chairs and cooking utensils, cutlery and plates for 20 people.  The fees are as follows:
Private/profit-making group rate Community group rate Social services/voluntary rate
$300 for 24 hours $150 for 24 hours $100 for 24 hours
$60 per hour $30 per hour $20 per hour
$300 bond $150 bond No bond

By prior arrangement with Council, camping overnight at the rear of the building for people associated with your event is permitted.  Additional camping fees will apply.


Online requests 

Kaipara District Council
0800 727 059 (24 Hours)
Phone: +64 9 439 7059


Office hours: 8 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday

Address: 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville 0310
Address: Unit 6, The Hub, 6 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai 0505

Mail: Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340


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