COVID-19 Update: At Alert Level 2, community halls are now available for use.
Council owns numerous community halls in Tokoroa, Tirau, Arapuni, Puketurua, Waotu, Tapapa and Upper Atiamuri. All halls are managed by their Hall Management Committee. Council is responsible for the hall maintenance and the committee manages the day to day administration along with bookings and payments.
Council also owns The Plaza in Putāruru. This is a district facility and is managed through the South Waikato Arts Trust. The trust has worked extremely hard to fundraise and oversee the redevelopment of The Plaza to the modern facility residents can enjoy today.
The Plaza is the flagship centre for the performing arts and cultural activities in the district, but also functions as a gathering place for the local community. The Plaza hosts a diverse range of events, from The New Zealand Ballet and Opera to movies and local dance competitions. There is no other facility like this in the South Waikato, with its 520 seating capacity, nine bar fly tower and spacious stage areas.