CAN DO 2010 Venue suggestions

Hi All,

I noted that there is no venue selected for the CAN DO. Today I sugesed to Patrick the Belmont Memorial Hall in Lower Hutt. Although it is in the Hutt rather than Wellington proper it has several advantages:

  • Close the the recently improved Hutt River Trail. Recently upgraded with a sealed bike track
  • plenty of fabulous picnic spots.
  • Close to train and bus routes and SH2
  • Cheap, we could even ask Hutt City Cuncil to supply it free of charge
  • Parking-a-plenty (scoff, scoff)

There are neat options for an extended ride from the Hutt to the Wairarapa via the Rimutaka incline or take the train to Carterton or Masterton and ride any number of marvellous routes. Easy access to motels and hotels or plenty of opportunity for billets, I am sure.




Turnbull House, Bowen St - used for 2006 CAN Do, close to Railway station and CBD, but have to use their caterers

St Johns in the City hall, tel 385 1546
Opposite CAN office, Willis St Wellington.
Available Fri 29 and Sat 30 Oct, but not Sunday. Has good sized room and kitchen. Bike parking.
Good location, $275/day for non profits (non prophets?). Would need another venue on Sunday.

meeting rooms at Kilbirnie Pool - located near airport, affordable

Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre Meeting Rooms
The main meeting room on the ground floor can be moved into one large or two smaller separate areas. The upstairs meeting room is carpeted. Capacity figures below are approximate.

Downstairs (lino flooring):
Small meeting room (20-40 people):

Commercial: $15
Non-commercial: $7.50

Medium meeting room (30-50 people):

Commercial: $20
Non-commercial: $10

Large meeting room (50-75 people):

Commercial: $35
Non-commercial: $17.50

Lyall Bay School - located near airport, cheap, can use own caterers, but no internet, could use T-sticks etc

Newtown School

WCC venues for hire

Avalon Park, multiple spaces. Located between the recently improved Hutt River trail and Avalon Bicycle Park (Park for kids to get confident on their bikes) Checking on te pice, close to transport or accomodaion (will have prices soon.)