Hastings, historic homestead venue
The historic Stoneycroft Homestead was built in 1875 as a “town house” for Mr W J Birch, who used the homestead as his town residence while he farmed on a remote property on the Taihape Road. The homestead is registered as a Category II Historic Building by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
Stoneycroft has been restored and is now home to The Hawke’s Bay Knowledge Bank, a computerised record of pictures, film, biographies and an oral history of Hawke’s Bay. Galleries downstairs introduce people, places and events of interest to visitors and upstairs studios hold historical archives on Hawke’s Bay.
The building has a meeting room which holds up to 40 people and is available for hire.
There is a computer and large screen.
The building is open on weekdays (weekends by appointment with an additional staffing charge), has a small kitchen – an additional $10 charge applies – and is wheelchair accessible.
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- Small Kitchen
- Tables & chairs included
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Hastings, paired with Napier as the twin cities of the region, has not only a vibrant city, but the very varied surrounding hinterland of Hawke’s Bay. From traditional and modern vineyards to the coast and the hills, Hastings has venues for business and leisure, weddings and parties.
Known for food and wine, Hastings does entertainment well and stages a wide range of events. With it’s settled and glorious weather this is the destination for outdoor events for a larger part of the year.
It only rains for about 2 months – unfortunately no one knows which two months. But for an outdoor event, Hastings is a very good bet.