Demeter Classroom at Taruna - Venue for hire


Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay: classroom venue

Taruna is the home of holistic adult education in Hawkes Bay. Our traditional classrooms are sunny and friendly, great for seminars, workshops and for art classes. They have large chalkboards and sinks. The Demeter classroom has a woodburner and an aircon/heat pump.

Taruna was established in 1982 among tranquil gardens on the slopes of Te Mata Peak, Hawke’s Bay and is a place of inspiration, rich experiences and a range of learning opportunities.

For a smaller meeting room at Taruna, see our Tui Room or the Hermes Classroom.  For a larger space, see the Korimako Hall.

Hostel accommodation is available at Taruna for multi-day events. The hostel has seven, bright, single rooms and communal spaces. The hostel has a fully equipped, self-catering kitchen, showers, linen, laundry and WIFI. Enquire for details.



  • Onsite parking
  • 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.


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