Venue Hire


Te Ahi Kaa (Rekindling the embers of hope) is a fully equipped community training centre which can be hired for hui, workshops, seminars, and training.
A sunning, modern, purpose-built facility set in tranquil surroundings of native plants and community gardens it is a peaceful venue set on 17acres.
Te Ahi Kaa comprises a sun large meeting hall that can seat 150 people as well as a seminar room with the capacity to easily seat 30.
An upstairs lounge type discussion room allows for informal meetings overlooking the stunning surroundings.
Also included in hire is the exclusive use of a commercial kitchen and bathroom facilities as well as free wifi.

Rakautara Native bush

The restoration of people and the land is at the heart of what we do and the restoration of 402 acres of coastal property in the Kaikoura region is a triumph in native bush restoration.

Originally a sheep farm we purchased the property in 1996 and converted it to a light grazing cattle farm.

Through careful management of the property we have seen a dramatic increase in native plant density with many species thriving.

In 2019 Wai-ora was approached by a group to consider a proposal to convert the property into a model native oasis.

This would be used as an example of how native bush, eco-tourism and community camping could co-exist. Discussions continue but regardless, the revegetation of the Rakautara bush is dramatic.