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Sunderland Lounge (Te Rere)

The Sunderland Lounge – Te Rere was built in the late 1940s and was initially used as the airbase’s cinema. It is comprised of a large community hall, a community space with a large kitchen, and a new meeting room.

The maximum capacity of the Sunderland Lounge across all hirers/rooms is 374 due to fire safety ratings.


Accessible toilet
Wheelchair friendly
Onsite toilets for all users.


Heating / Air Conditioning
Tables & Chairs
AV on request
Park / Playground


Dedicated car park (23 spaces)
Free street parking


Microwave, Oven, Hob
Instant Boiling Water
Fridge Freezer
Limited Crockery

Hourly Rates:
Personal / Business:
$50 p/hr
Not for profit / Community Event:
$30 p/hr

230 seated (200 chairs available)

23m x 11m

AV Equipment available for hire.

Hall hirers must provide access to accessible toilet for other users requiring facility.

Provides direct access to kitchen.
Commercial cleaning is required for groups 100+ ppl (or 50+ ppl if food/drinks are involved).

Hourly Rates:
Personal / Business:
$36 p/hr
Not for profit / Community Event:
$21.60 p/hr

60 seated

11m x 3.5m (+sides)

Provides direct access to kitchen

Portable Ballet Barre available for small hire fee.

Sunderland Community Lounge - Kitchenette
Community Lounge

Hourly Rates:
Personal / Business:
$22 p/hr
Not for profit / Community Event:
$13.20 p/h

30 seated

7.5m x 4m

Includes dedicated kitchenette

Hourly Rates:
Personal / Business:
$20 p/hr
Not for profit / Community Event:
$12 p/hr


Large Hob, Large Oven, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer, Cutlery, Instant Hot Water

This is available at all times for all hall and meeting room users to access hot water and the sink. There is access from both the meeting room and main hall.

If you will use cooking facilities or food prep on benches, please book this also.

Hourly Rates:
Personal / Business:
$105 p/hr
Not for profit / Community Event:
$63 p/hr

374 total fire capacity across whole venue

Everything above

Headquarters Park & Playground is located immediately across Cinema Road

Additional information

Minimum booking time is 1 hour. Hire can then increase in 15 minute increments.

Online bookings can only be made at least 72 hours in advance. Otherwise bookings need to be made via email ([email protected]) and will only be responded to during office hours. Weekend access is not possible if bookings have not been confirmed by Friday 2.30pm.

All bookings must include time for setup, arrival meet & greet, packdown and cleaning.

All hirers must leave venue in clean condition, ready for the next hirer (includes sweep/vacuum).

All rubbish must be removed by the hirer.

Click here for current rates of hire.

There is a discount for not-for-profit community groups of 40%.

Special community events/initiatives that contribute directly to targeted community outcomes may be eligible for additional discounting. This is on a case by case basis.

Full terms and conditions of hire can be found by clicking here. We have a 7 day free cancellation policy. Inside 7 days, the full hire fee will be charged. 

Alcohol is not allowed for private parties.

Alcohol requests for all other functions, meetings, regular hire, and events are subject to Venues Team approval and additional bonds and charges may apply. This is also subject to the hirer meeting the conditions of hire in relation to alcohol. Details can be found in our Venue Hire Conditions Document.

Our Location

The Sunderland Lounge is located in the heart of Hobsonville Point, just a few minutes walk via the coastal walkway to the beautiful Catalina Bay waterfront complete with a range of cafes, restaurants and markets.  We also manage the Headquarters Building on the other side of the park, just 200m away which has 6 spaces for hire also. Both venues share dedicated car parking (23 spaces) on Cinema Road and a range of free street parking options.

Sunderland Lounge, Cinema Road, Hobsonville 0616 (dedicated parking opposite entrance on Cinema Road)

Headquarters Building, 214 Buckley Ave, Hobsonville 0616 (dedicated parking on Cinema Road)

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