Our light-filled atrium with its North facing aspect, and views out to the Nishio City Japanese garden, provides the perfect warm and welcoming site for your next event. 

Available for evening hire, the Spine runs the length of the building, with a capacity for up to 120 seated and 250 standing, it’s the perfect venue for an awards ceremony, product launch, fashion show or a formal dinner.  Summer evenings the light sparkles through the windows, while the winter months are a riotous blaze of the Azaleas and Camellias in bloom. 

A Baby Grand Piano and commercial kitchen is available for hire in conjunction with this space.


Monday-Wednesday                5.30pm – 10.30pm

 & Friday 

Thursday                                     5.30pm – 10.30pm*

Saturday                                      5.00pm – 10.30pm

Sunday                                         4.30pm – 10.30pm


*Event needs to allow for Library user thoroughfare from 5.30pm – 8.00pm


  • Corporate:      $1300
  • Community:    $660

A Security Guard is required for all evening events @ $200.00.

Contact us

Email: Patakafacilitybookings@poriruacity.govt.nz

Phone: 04 237 1511