There are a number of amenities available in and around the village.

Village Hall

The Village Hall is a Selwyn District Council property, but is managed on behalf of the council by the CHCA.

Facilities at the hall include a fully equipped kitchen (with cutlery/crockery/glasses to cater for approx 35), large 6-burner BBQ (please provide your own gas bottle), log burner and audio visual equipment (including DVD player, Sky dish/receiver, etc). The hall is available for use by groups of up to 50 people.

Public vs private bookings

The hall can be booked by residents for either public or private events.

Events organised by residents which are open to any other resident of the village to attend do not normally attract a rental charge.


See the Hall Bookings page for availability or to make a request to book the hall.

Climbing wall

Use of the indoor climbing wall at the hall is possible under the supervision of an approved climbing wall supervisor. As of June 2012, the following residents are approved as supervisors:

  • Paul Weber
  • Sonia Mellish
  • Anna Boggis
  • Neil Egan
  • Ian Mann
  • Conor Boyd
  • Ray Goldring

Please contact Ray Goldring on 03 318 9189 for further information, or for training & assessment.

Golf Course

The 9-hole golf course across SH73 is available for use by residents, although it is on private land owned by John Reid. Please keep an eye out for the odd small plane or paraglider landing! A koha for its use is appreciated.


Always popular with the kids! Please ensure that you turn off the tap after use, that the only things to go down the slide are bums (not bikes, skis or sledges!), and please don’t pull up the edges of the plastic slide liner.

Basketball Half-court

In a previous life, we had an ice-rink here, but with the redevelopment of Olympus Terrace in this area and the associated loss of trees, the ideal of a reliable ice-rink faded, to be replaced by SDC with a shiny new basketball half-court.