Napier, Hawke’s Bay: meeting room.
Great venue, excellent value, stunning view and you’re supporting a great volunteer rescue agency to provide a valuable community service. All good reasons to rent the meeting room at the HB Coastguard Operation Centre for your meeting or workshop.
The Meeting Room on the first floor is a bright room overlooking the inner harbour. It has a lift and the building is wheelchair friendly.
A white board and screen are available.
Take your breaks on the deck overlooking the harbour or stroll along the water’s edge between sessions. There are also full changing and showering facilities if you plan on using the harbour for “team building” activities.
Full kitchen available.
There is a breakout Crew Room downstairs that can seat up to 20.
- Full kitchen
- Projector or Screen
- Tables & chairs included
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Beautifully preserved 1930s architecture is Napier’s special point of difference.
A national disaster resulted in Napier becoming one of the purest Art Deco cities in the world. On the morning of February 3rd 1931 a massive earthquake – 7.9 on the Richter scale – rocked Hawke’s Bay for more than three minutes. Nearly 260 lives were lost and the vast majority of buildings in the commercial centre of Napier were destroyed, either by the quake itself or the fires that followed.
Rebuilding began almost immediately, and much of it was completed in two years. New buildings reflected the architectural styles of the times – Stripped Classical, Spanish Mission and Art Deco. Local architect Louis Hay, an admirer of the great Frank Lloyd Wright, had his chance to shine. Maori motifs were employed to give the city a unique New Zealand character – for example, the ASB bank on the corner of Hastings and Emerson Streets features Maori koru and zigzags.
Napier is one of Hawke’s Bay’s “twin cities” and has a great range of accommodation and activities.