Aaiotanga Community Space

5 (5)
· Shop 2F, 22 Emily Place, Auckland City Centre AUK 1010, New Zealand ·
Min. 1 hour
Aaiotanga The Peace Place

Hosted by Aaiotanga The Peace Place

SpacetoCo Host since August 2020 · 250 bookings

About this space

The Aaiotanga Community Space (ASC) provides a rare option for gatherings in Auckland City Centre.

Very affordably priced, we offer a warm and welcoming environment that is particularly handy to our vertically aligned, city centre neighbours.

Our main, event space is a large lounge type environment with plenty of clear space to set up more chairs or tables. It is perfect for meetings, workshops, classes, presentations, meet-ups, yoga, community groups, meditation, chess groups, kids classes, rehearsals, book readings, poetry, acoustic music performances - and much more. It could even be used as intimate wedding venue.

It comfortably holds 40 people seated and allows some distancing if required under pandemic rules.

Within this larger space, we also have a small meeting room that can be used for one-one supervision or language tutoring. (Listed separately)

Additionally we have desks that can be used on a casual or part-time basis. (Listed separately)

The hire of the space includes:

  • WiFi
  • Whiteboard 
  • Projector & Screen
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Power
  • Use of a small kitchen and food prep area
  • Couches & comfy seating
  • Padded theatre style meeting chairs for 20 (Additional couches and other padded single seaters allow us to host a group of up to 40, more if some don't mind being seated on the floor.)

Our space is an inclusive and respectful environment. Whoever you are, will be celebrated in this space. We are proud supporters of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 

Please note that the building is not yet wheelchair accessible though we do have a portable ramp that we are able to put in place when required. Use of this requires supervision of our friendly staff and volunteers.

Catering and Alcohol

You are welcome to self cater your event at Aaiotanga. We have a small kitchen space with cups and glasses for up to 40 people. Plates, bowls and cutlery to serve up to 20. You are also welcome to use external caterers.

Please note that however you cater your event, you need to leave the space as you found it. Please book enough time to clean up the space and kitchen.

It's OK to bring small amounts of alcohol for a private gathering, but not to sell it.

Evening Bookings

There is a minimum booking time of 3 hours after 6pm. If you are an unfunded community group, we offer a $5 hourly discount. To redeem this, use code COMMUNITYRATE at checkout.

Extra items and charges

This space has extra items and charges that can be added to your booking. Some may be required depending on your booking time and type, which will be shown at the checkout.

Opening times


6:00am - 10:00pm


6:00am - 10:00pm


6:00am - 10:00pm


6:00am - 10:00pm


6:00am - 10:00pm


6:00am - 10:00pm


6:00am - 10:00pm


Please treat this space like your own home - enjoy it and take care of it!

Taking care of it means:

  • Returning furniture to how you found it (ready for the next person)
  • Vacuum if you need to (vacuum is handy in the corner)
  • Wash dishes that you use and put them away how you found them.
  • Sorting your rubbish properly into recycling and landfill
  • Rinsing recycling items in the kitchen before putting them in the recycling bin
  • If you know you will have a lot of rubbish (i.e. stacks of pizza boxes) let us know and we can arrange for these to be put straight into the large rubbish bins which serve the whole building.
  • Ensure everyone scans in or signs in for contact tracing in the case of a Covid 19 outbreak.
  • In advance, notify all event or meeting attendees whether your gathering will be a vaccine pass event or not.
  • Clean common contact surfaces before and after your event. This includes: Table tops, door handles and light switches, bathroom and kitchen surfaces.

Additional details

Host's Cancellation Policy
100% refund on cancellations up until 14 days before your booking. After that, there are no refunds on cancellation.
Parking and Public Transport Information

Train - We is a 2 minute walk from the Britomart Transport Centre via the Tangihua St Entry/Exit point.

Bus - A number of buses stop close to us at 2 Anzac Ave (it is a three minute walk from there to 22 Emily Place).

Ferry - It is a ten minute walk from the Auckland Ferry Terminal to 22 Emily Place.

Car - There is no free or reserved parking for the Aaiotanga Community Space. Parking can obtained via Pay and Display in the surrounding streets or in the nearby parking buildings in Shortland St or Anzac Avenue.

The following parking buildings are close by:

·         Tournament Parking at 71 Shortland Street (a two minute walk).

·         The Britomart Car Park at 88 Quay Street (a six minute walk).

·         Wilson Car Park – 53-73 Anzac Ave (a five minute walk).

·         Wilson Car Park Cnr Short St and Eden Cres (a two minute walk).

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