Mana Moana Function Lounge

40 Centennial Marine Drive, Awapuni, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand ·
Min. 2 hours
Max. 9 hours
Midway Surf Rescue Community Hub

Hosted by Midway Surf Rescue Community Hub

SpacetoCo Host since March 2024

We offer the perfect combination of oceanfront relaxation and professional amenities. Our Hub hosts a licensed restaurant, beachside cafe, Midway Surf Life Saving Club and Gisborne Boardriders. Located centrally in the city of Gisborne, New Zealand, our venue is perfect for hosting community events, meetings, training workshops, hui and weddings. Our Function Lounge holds up to 150 guests and Boardroom 10 guests. Book online now, or call Hub Manager Gina on 06 867 5500 for more information.

This space contains 1 different area that can be booked independently.


Mana Moana Function Lounge

Min. 2 hours

About this space

Opened in November 2023, at Midway Surf Rescue Community Hub, we offer the perfect combination of oceanfront relaxation and professional amenities. Located in the beautiful city of Gisborne Tairawhiti, we offer the perfect location for your event, meeting or hui.

Offering an ocean-front haven that can comfortably seat up to 100 people we are located right on Midway Beach in Gisborne, this expansive lounge offers breath-taking 180 degree views of the sea, providing a stunning backdrop. No where else in Tairāwhiti can you have a venue that seats this capacity on the beach front.

The 11m x 16m lounge opens onto a 5m deep balcony, and gives you breath-taking views of Midway Beach from Te Kurī-a-Pāoa (Young Nicks Head) to Tuamotu Island. There is a lift in the building ensuring access for everyone.

Secure your booking online now.

Need to discuss further? Call Hub Manager, Gina Carroll on 06 867 5500, click the chat icon to talk to me directly


  • Generously equipped caterer's kitchen featuring two ovens, a chiller and commercial dishwasher.

  • 22 X 2.1M rectangle trestle tables

  • Up to 150 x white designer chairs. Seated events, 100 guests maximum. Standing only capacity 150 guests

  • 4 x Bar Leaners and stools

  • 1 x Lectern

  • Audio System with Bluetooth connectivity and Wireless Microphone

  • 85” LCD Screen – wall mounted

  • Mobile Bar and Glass Front Chiller

  • Access to balcony overlooking Midway Beach.

  • Male, Female and Access bathrooms, shared with customers of Tahu


Furniture Setup unless by arrangment

Plates, cutlery, cups/glasses

Rubbish/Recycling Removal

Furniture Pack down

Cleaning of Lounge and Kitchen unless by arrangement

Dishes/Glassware cleaning


All your hire requirements available from Martins Party and Event Hire - 06 863 3550


BYO alcohol is permitted for ‘private functions’ where tickets are not sold and alcohol is provided free of charge.

Selling alcohol or tickets to your event with alcohol? You must adhere to the licencing rules set out by the Gisborne District Council and may need to apply for a special licence, please check their website

Alcohol MUST stay within the hired room and balcony.

Hirer's Responsibility (Setup, Pack Down, and Cleanup)

It is the hirer's responsibility to set up and pack down the furniture, as well as remove rubbish, leaving the venue in its original condition at the conclusion of the booking. Bookings are all subject to management approval.


  • Crockery and cutlery hire - $2.00 per head up to 100 guests only

  • Black Linen Tablecloth Hire - $10.00 per item

  • Coffee/Tea Selection/Urn/Milk/Cups setup - $4.00 per guest

  • Rubbish and recycling removal, packdown of furniture and full clean of lounge and kitchen (does not include dishes) - $350. Waste must be packed into the bins provided. Decorations and hire items are your responsibility.



Contact: [email protected] Renee 0279639189 Tihema 0275945140


Contact: Sue [email protected]- 027 330 4982: 06 868 9844


Contact: Angel Terekia. [email protected] 0211605475 0800 PUKUORA

TAHU Onsite restaurant and bar. Catering available soon

Enquire [email protected] or to book a table at Tahu

The KIOSK Downstairs Café on site serving Havana Coffee, Breakfast and Lunch from 6.30am


Contact: Katie Hill. [email protected] - 0212304662


Contact: Tracy Carr, Amy Spence [email protected] 021 853 794

GISBORNE GOOD FOOD [email protected]

Contact : Wendy 021702222


Contact: Melissa [email protected]

Additional audio visual requirements such as Live Streaming or multiple microphones are with our recommended external technician Andy Searle 0274756462

Decorations, plates, glassware and cutlery available from Martins Event and Party Hire

Booking schedule

1 AM
2 AM
3 AM
4 AM
5 AM
6 AM
7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
1 PM
2 PM
3 PM
4 PM
5 PM
6 PM
7 PM
8 PM
9 PM
10 PM
11 PM

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.

$10.00 per booking (25 available)
Black Linen Tablecloth
Room Setup
No Extra Charge
Room setup with tables, chairs and tablecloths as per supplied plan or requirement.
Room Packdown
$50.00 per booking
Packdown and storage of tables and chairs. Does not include cleaning or rubbish removal.
Plates & Cutlery (per head)
$2.50 per booking (100 available)
Please add for the number of people attending. 100 only available
Cleanup Extension
$400.00 per booking
Extend the time to conduct your clean up to no later than 9am the following day, subject to availability and change
Coffee & Tea selection, Milk, Urn, Cups (per head)
$3.50 per booking (150 available)
Please add for the number of people attending


Tables Screen WiFi Family Friendly Outdoor Area Free Parking Coffee / Tea Toilets Kitchenette Air Conditioning TV Sound System Whiteboard Wheelchair Friendly BYO Permitted Cleaning Equipment Bins Accessible Toilets

Suitable for

Birthday (21st) Birthday (30th) Birthday General Celebration Wake Family Event Performance Visual Art Creative Workshop Photoshoot Soccer General Fitness Netball Basketball Cricket Gymnastics Tennis Badminton Baseball Swimming Volleyball Martial Arts Conference Remote Work Meeting Religious Service Religious Ceremony Religious Celebration Support Group Meditation Yoga Allied Health Community Group Gathering Meet Up Fundraiser Public Event Training Class Lecture Workshop Course Study Wedding Reception Wedding Ceremony Engagement Athletics Hockey Table Tennis Rugby Exhibition Squash


40 Centennial Marine Drive, Awapuni, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand

Opening times


6:00am - Midnight


6:00am - Midnight


6:00am - Midnight


6:00am - Midnight


6:00am - Midnight


6:00am - Midnight


6:00am - Midnight


  • Lounge is to be hired for the purpose specified in your booking only.

  • All music needs to be off by 12:00am. Functions need to be completed and vacated by 12:30am.

  • Midway Surf Rescue Community Hub premises including balconies and entrances are Smoke Free. Ensuring your guests comply with the NO SMOKING AND VAPING condition is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. Failure to comply will result in the forfeiture of your bond or a fee of $350.

  • Driveway to be kept clear of vehicles, except when using for loading purposes.

  • No naked flames of any kind are permitted in the lounge or on the balconies.

  • Behaviour of the hirer and hirer’s guests must always be of a socially acceptable standard while on the Midway Hub premises.

  • This lounge does not have an alcohol sale licence. You must apply to the GDC at least 4 weeks prior for a Special Licence if you wish to sell alcohol at your event. If you supply alcohol free of charge, you do not require a licence. Tickets sold to your event that include food and drink, require a GDC licence.

  • Cleanup must be complete at the conclusion of your event, including rubbish and recycling removal from site.

  • Fire Alarm activations will incur a callout fee of $350

  • Decorations cannot be affixed to the walls, please discuss with us any decorations or promotional material you need to display

  • Invited guests only, no walk-ins permitted unless event is an approved open invitation 'drop in' style

  • BBQ's and spit roasters or any other cooking appliances are not permitted in the room, kitchen or on balconies

  • For parties. No yard glasses. No underage drinking. No alcohol to be bought onto site other than the delivery for the event.

  • Pets are not allowed other than service dogs

  • We use SpaceProtect to hold a bond while your event is taking place. In most instances, this is a $500 authorisation on your card that is released at the end of your event providing all goes well.

  • To keep our Hub safe, there are security cameras operating on the premises both inside in the common shared spaces and around the exterior of the facility. No cameras are inside any hired rooms.

    Access is securely held by the Hub Manager and Tahu Management, it is not made public under any circumstances. Footage will be made available to police if requested.

  1. Responsibilities of the Parties

a. The Venue Owner agrees to provide the venue in good condition and provide equipment or services as agreed upon.

b. The Hirer agrees to comply with any rules or regulations related to the use of the venue, including but not limited to: No Smoking or Vaping on the Venue Owner property, no pets other than approved service animals, good conduct of guests and respect to other tenants in the facility, no illegal activities.

c. The Hirer is required to be aware of and comply with the Sale & Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. Fact sheet is available. If alcohol is being sold a Special Liquor Licence must be obtained from GDC. The drinking of alcohol is in designated lounge only. No alcohol is allowed in the lower grounds or ground floor entrance area. Drinks cannot be taken into the hallway or into Tahu and vice versa.

d. The Hirer is responsible for providing any necessary event insurance.

e. Both the Venue Owner and Hirer have obligations under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 2015 and related regulations Prior to and /or on arrival [Management] will provide the Health and Safety induction brief including hazards evacuation and emergency procedures . As the person organising this event, for the Hirer’s company or personal group YOU are the person responsible for ensuring your onsite representatives (and any sub-contractors) are also made aware of these obligations. Your main contact person on premise, is then responsible for ensuring all your guests/delegates are aware of the Health & Safety Policy, hazards and evacuation processes.

  1. The Venue Owner may end your function before the function end time in the case of an emergency, or if there is a case of serious disorder, or where you materially breach any of your obligations under this agreement.

  2. Liability and Indemnification

a. The Hirer is responsible for any injuries that occur during the event and agrees to indemnify the Venue Owner against any claims arising from the event.

b. The Hirer is responsible for any damage caused to the venue or its contents and will be liable for the cost of repair or replacement.

Additional details

Host's Cancellation Policy
100% refund on cancellations up until 21 days before your booking. After that, cancel and get a 75% refund.
Parking and Public Transport Information

No public transport in the area. 5 minute taxi from Airport or to town. Lots of free parking adjacent and on the surrounding streets.

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