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 50), large 6-burner BBQ (please provide your own gas bottle), croquet set, badminton/volleyball net, table-tennis table, log burner and audio visual equipment (including DVD player, Sky dish/receiver, etc). The hall is available for use by groups of up to a maximum of 50 people currently.

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.

Note: it is expected that ALL hall users leave the hall tidy and clean on departure. Appropriate cleaning products can be found under the kitchen sink and in the cleaning cupboard in the foyer.

Rental conditions and cleaning procedures are available here:

Hall Folding Tables

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 2020, the following residents are approved as supervisors:

  • Anna Boggis
  • Conor Boyd
  • Belinda Buchanan
  • Stephen Chiles
  • Kathy Conlan
  • Neil Egan
  • Warrick Ferrier
  • Andy Fullerton
  • Penny Fullerton
  • Ray Goldring
  • Paul Kelly
  • Fiona McDonald
  • John McDonald
  • Ian Mann
  • Peter Montgomery
  • Liam Moran
  • Steve Morris
  • John Palmer
  • Duncan Sherratt
  • Kim Stephen
  • Nigel Sutherland
  • Pete Wakefield
  • Sonia Wakefield
  • Ross Ward
  • Paul Weber
  • Ian Wiseman
  • Rachel Wiseman
  • Jordan Wood
  • Evie Boyd

Please contact Fiona McDonald 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.

Public toilets

Situated just beside the village hall, on Castle Hill Drive.

Tennis Court

The tennis court is situated next to the village hall.

Petanque Court

A fine bed of limestone to bring your petanque/boule set along.  Situated beside the tennis court.


Contains swings, climbing frame with jungle ropes, trampoline and seesaw and situated on Trelissick Loop. A slide is situated further round Trelissick Loop near the waterslide.

Village Green

Large oval grassed area with embankment at one end, serviced with inbuilt water system, used for summer games of cricket, all year round kite flying and can be rented out for events under an approval from the committee usually in conjunction with the hall booking system.

There is a NZ-made, competition-grade, croquet set for 6 people, housed in the village hall for considerate use (please do NOT use wooden croquet mallets to hammer in the wickets/gates), along with a badminton/volleyball net.

Projects underway

Book Library

hopefully situated soon in the old telephone box – more details to follow once the restoration project gets underway – will be a swap service for second hand books.

Reflection Garden

At the planning and approval stage currently.

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