Information for room rental: groups, workshops and meetings


You’ll find koru hub at 118 The Parade, Island Bay. We are a friendly community hub which welcomes groups and individuals wanting to use our premises.

Koru hub consists of:

  • A shop that sells New Zealand made or designed gifts, and wellbeing products.
  • Three welcoming  rooms.
  • the smallest room is suitable for one-on-one meetings
  • the middle room is suitable for small groups
  • the biggest room is suitable for workshops and larger meetings.
  • A community porch, which can be used as a waiting area at the front of the shop. People can make a cup of tea, have a drink of cold filtered water or browse the community library and noticeboards.


The Purpose of koru hub is:

  • To provide a resource for the community where people can find New Zealand made or designed gifts with heart. We support local artists.
  • To provide a wellbeing centre with a range of natural therapies, talks, workshops and wellbeing products
  • To be here for the community. To provide a space for community groups and individuals. To have a place where people can drop in and have a cup of tea and a chat.

The rooms

There are three lovely rooms with their own unique feel.  All rooms have fresh air, natural light and a friendly welcoming environment. They can be rented on a casual or a permanent basis.

The smallest room, which is light, bright and cheerful is suitable for two-person meetings.

$20 for 1 ½ hours (day) $25 for 2 hours (day) $40 for a half day  (8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm) $60 for a full day  (8am-6pm) $30 for an evening starting at 6.30pm

The next room which is a bit bigger can be used for a small group of up to 5 people. This is a very quiet and peaceful room.

$20 for 1 ½ hours (day) $25 for 2 hours (day) $40 for a half day (8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm) $60 for a full day (8am-6pm) $30 for an evening starting at 6.30pm

The largest of the three rooms can comfortably sit 8 in a circle but can fit 12. It can also be used with two large trestle tables, seating 10 people. This room has a more modern feel.

$20 for 1 ½ hours (day) $25 for 2 hours (day) $45 for a half day (8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm) $70 for a full day (8am-6pm) $ 30 for the early evening (6.00-7.30pm) $40 for the later evening (7.30-9.30pm)

Please feel free to contact us if these prices are a problem for you.

If there are particular things in a room that are not to your taste you are welcome to put them in a cupboard while you use the room.

Other facilities at Koru Hub

There is a small folding table, two tables that can be put together for a meeting table, and a whiteboard – all available for booking.  We also have a small kitchen area with a small fridge, a microwave, and tea making facilities, and a bathroom. The two larger rooms have CD players.

One of the great things about koru hub is easy parking on the street!

We are happy to work with you to make the space work how you want it.

Responsibilities of koru hub

1. We take responsibility for ensuring a safe, clean, tidy and welcoming place to work.

2. We take responsibility for overseeing the smooth running of the centre, which includes:

  • the booking system
  • the website
  • helping new people to settle in

Your responsibilities

  1. Making sure that the room you want is available before organising a group or workshop. Booking any equipment that you need ahead of time
  2.  Paying your room rent at the time of booking.
  3. Keeping the premises secure when using the rooms. If you have booked a room outside of shop-hours please greet your group participants at the front door, and see them back to the front door after you have finished. Please make sure that both shop doors are locked when you are using the rooms.
  4. When you have finished please close the windows, turn off all lights, heaters, and power points, and leave the room clean and tidy – rubbish bin empty, no dirty dishes, and the room set up the same way that it was.
  5. If you are the last person at koru hub, please turn off all the lights as you leave.
  6. Put the keys back in the lock box.

Application process for renting a room at Koru Hub

  1. Once we have received your application form we will contact you and arrange a time to meet at koru hub for you to have a look around, and for us to have a chat.
  2. If after this meeting, we both think that koru hub is a good fit for you then we sign an agreement. 
  3. You will then be shown how to use the lock box.

We look forward to meeting you and showing you around koru hub!