List of halls


Below is our list of New Zealand’s war memorial halls as compiled by Fiona Jack, Bill McKay and research assistants Taarati Taiaroa, Anna Parlane, Melanie Bell and Anoushka Akel. Funded by an FRDF grant from the University of Auckland.

Please note: The halls listed here are all public memorial halls with no required membership or affiliation.This list therefore does not include school memorial halls, RSA halls, churches, and memorial wharenui or whare kai on marae. This list is (and will always be) provisional due to the nature of the information.

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Ahaura Memorial Hall, West Coast, 1936. Previous building called “A Fallen Soldiers Hall” built in 1927 was burnt down in the 1930s.
Akitio War Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui, 1950s.
Alexandra District War Memorial, Otago, 1956
Aparima Public Hall, Southland . Not sure if it is a memorial hall.
Arno Soldiers’ Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1920
Athol District Memorial Hall, Southland, 1956
Auroa Memorial Hall, Taranaki, 1956
Awakeri War Memorial Hall, Bay of Plenty, 1950s
Awakino Hall, Waikato. Not sure if the hall and/or the arch outside is the memorial?
Awatere Memorial Hall, Marlborough, 1955
Balclutha District War Memorial Hall, Otago, 1950s
Balfour War Memorial Hall, Southland, 1950s
Barrytown War Memorial Hall, West Coast, 1955. Existing hall was modified and re-named as a memorial.
Beaconsfield Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui, 1957
Becks War Memorial Public Hall, Otago, 1957
Belmont Memorial Hall, Wellington
Birchfield Community Centre, West Coast. Not sure if it is a memorial hall.
Bombay War Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1959. Existing hall was modified and re-named as a memorial.
Brixton Memorial Hall, Taranaki, 1953. Re-named and moved to Ratapiko to replace hall destroyed by fire.
Brunswick Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui. Not sure if it is a memorial hall.
Bucklands & Eastern Beaches War Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1956
Canvastown Settlers Association Hall, Marlborough, 1954. Not sure if it is a memorial hall.
Central Districts Memorial Hall, also known as Ruawaro Memorial Hall, Waikato
Chatham Islands Centennial and War Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1950s
Cheviot Hall, Canterbury. Not sure if it is a memorial hall.
Clandeboye Hall, Canterbury, 1919. Not sure if it is a memorial hall.
Clyde District War Memorial Hall, Otago, 1953
Clydesdale Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui, 1955
Collingwood Memorial Hall, Tasman, 1955
Cromwell Memorial Hall, Otago, 1960
Darfield War Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1916. Demolished 1984. Has memorial to hall on site.
Diamond Harbour War Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1950s
Dipton Memorial Hall, Southland, 1954
Dunrobin War Memorial Hall, Otago, 1954
Edgecumbe District Memorial Hall, Bay of Plenty, 1954
Eiffelton Memorial Hall, Canterbury
Eketahuna War Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui
Ellerslie War Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1957
Fernside War Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1950s
Five Rivers Memorial Hall, Southland
Foxton War Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui, 1954
French Pass Memorial Hall, Marlborough, 1951
Galatea War Memorial Hall, Bay of Plenty, 1950s
Geraldine Victory Memorial Community Centre, Canterbury, 1963. No longer exists, not sure if it was a memorial hall.
Gisborne War Memorial Theatre, Gisborne, 1957
Glen Murray War Memorial Hall and Community Centre, Waikato, 1954
Glenbrook War Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1956
Glenfield War Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1934
Glorit Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1956
Greenpark Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1921
Halcombe Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui, 1935. Built as as Jubilee Hall, renamed to memorial hall after WW2.
Hampden and District Memorial Hall, Otago, 1950s
Hanmer Springs War Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1961
Haumoana Memorial Hall, Hawke’s Bay
Hauturu Memorial Hall, Waikato
Hawarden Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1950s
Hawera & District War Memorial Community Hall, Taranaki, 1950s
Helensville War Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1950s
Herekino War Memorial Hall, Northland, 1954
Hikurangi War Memorial Hall, Northland, 1950s
Homewood War Memorial Hall, Marlborough, 1953
Honikiwi War Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1953
Hook Soldiers Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1922. WW2 additions in 1954.
Hororata War Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1954
Howick War Memorial Community Centre, Auckland, 1957. Now a part of the Howick Information Centre.
Hukerenui Memorial Hall, Northland, 1950s
Huntly Memorial Community Centre, Waikato, 1959
Ikawai Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1956
Kaihere Memorial Hall, Waikato
Kaihu Valley War Memorial Hall, Northland, 1953
Kaikohe District War Memorial Hall, Northland    1958
Kaikoura Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1952
Kaingaroa Memorial Hall, Northland, 1954. Existing hall was modified and re-named as a memorial.
Kaitangata and District War Memorial Hall, Otago, 1950s
Kaiti Memorial Hall, Gisborne, 1950s. Now the Kaiti YMCA.
Kaiwaka War Memorial Hall, Northland, 1952
Kamo War Memorial Hall, Northland
Kaponga War Memorial Hall, Taranaki, 1956
Kapuni War Memorial Hall, Taranaki, 1956
Karaka War Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1954
Katikati War Memorial Hall, Bay of Plenty, 1954
Kaukapakapa Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1954. Existing hall was modified and re-named as a memorial.
Kaurihohore Hall, Northland. Not sure if it is a memorial hall.
Kerepehi War Memorial Hall. Waikato, 1955
Kerikeri Memorial Hall, Northland. No longer exists.
Kihikihi War Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1950s
Kimberley Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui. Not sure if it is a memorial hall.
Kimbolton Community Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui. Not sure if it is a memorial hall.
Kiwi Memorial Hall and Featherston ANZAC Hall, Wellington, 1919
Komata Social Centre War Memorial, Waikato, 1950s
Koromatua Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1954
Kumara Memorial Hall, West Coast, 1953
Kurow Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1950s
Lagmhor-Westerfield War Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1955
Lakeside Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1918
Lauriston Memorial Hall, Canterbury
Levin and District War Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui    1956
Lichfield Memorial Hall, Waikato. Burnt down in 2000. Now Lichfield Community and School Hall
Linden Social Centre, Wellington. Not sure if it is a memorial hall
Linkwater Memorial Hall, Marlborough, 1924
Lower Hutt War Memorial Library and Cultural Centre, Wellington, 1956
Lower Moutere Memorial Hall, Tasman, 1953
Luggate War Memorial Hall, Otago, 1950s
Lumsden Memorial Hall, Southland
Macandrew Bay Memorial Centre, Otago, 1950s?
Mahoenui Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1954
Mairangi War Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1954. No longer a memorial hall – now Mairangi Arts Centre.
Mamaku War Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1953
Manaia and Districts War Memorial Hall, Taranaki, 1955
Mangamahu Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui, 1952
Mangere Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1950s
Mangonui War Memorial Hall, Northland
Mangorei Memorial Hall, Taranaki, 1952
Manunui Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui, 1950s
Maromaku War Memorial Hall, Northland, 1954
Marton Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui, 1950s
Marumaru Community Hall, Hawke’s Bay. Not sure if it is a memorial hall.
Matakawau War Memorial Community Centre, Auckland, 1950
Matakohe Memorial Hall, Northland, 1961
Matamata Memorial Centre, Waikato, 1958
Matapiro War Memorial Hall, Hawke’s Bay, 1950s
Matawai Memorial Hall, Gisborne, 1952
Mauku Victory Hall,  Auckland, 1922
Maungakaramea Memorial Hall, Northland, 1955
Mayfield War Memorial Hall, Canterbury
Mead Community Centre, Canterbury. Not sure if it was a memorial hall?
Meeanee Memorial Hall, Hawke’s Bay, 1950s
Memorial Hall Ngatimoti,Tasman,1951
Memorial Square Community Rooms, Hawke’s Bay, 1950s
Mercer Memorial Hall, Waikato
Milton Memorial Civic Centre, Otago, 1950s. No longer a memorial, was in private ownership and derelict in 2010, perhaps now gone?
Miranda Hall, Auckland, 1955
Mokau Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1955
Mokauiti War Memorial Hall, Waikato,1955
Mornington Memorial Community Centre, Otago, 1947
Morrinsville and District War Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1950s. Currently the Morrinsville Library.
Mossburn Memorial Hall and Domain, Southland, 1962
Motueka Memorial Hall, Tasman, 1950s
Mount Albert War Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1960
Mount Eden War Memorial Hall,  Auckland, 1950s
Mount Hutt War Memorial Hall, Canterbury,  1950s? Now incorporated into Methven Heritage Centre.
Mount Pleasant War Memorial Community Centre, Canterbury, 1953. Now known as Mount Pleasant Community Centre.
Mount Roskill War Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1955
Mount Somers Soldier’s Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1922
Murupara Memorial Hall, Bay of Plenty, 1962
Myross Bush War Memorial Hall, Southland, 1955
Napier Memorial Hall, Hawke’s Bay. Now known as Napier War Memorial Conference Centre.
New Plymouth War Memorial Hall, Taranaki, 1960. No Longer a memorial hall – now storage of Puke Ariki.
Ngaroma War Memorial Hall, Waikato
Ngarua Memorial Hall, Waikato
Ngaruawahia War Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1950s
Ngatea War Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1957
Ngunguru Memorial Hall, Northland, 1950s
Nightcaps Memorial Hall, Southland, 1954
Nireaha Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui
Normanby War Memorial Hall, Taranaki, 1955. Rebuilt after original destroyed by fire.
Norsewood War Memorial Community Centre, Manawatu-Wanganui, 1957
North New Brighton War Memorial and Community Centre, Canterbury, 1920s. Was built after WW1 and called “Peace Memorial Hall”, then after WW2 was modified and re-named.
Northcote War Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1950s
Northern Wairoa War Memorial Hall, also known as Dargaville Memorial Town Hall, Northland. Didn’t used to be war memorial.
Northland Memorial Community Centre, Wellington, 1950s
Ohakea War Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui, 1953
Ohaupo Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1922
Ohingaiti Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui
Ohope War Memorial Hall, Bay of Plenty, 1954
Ohura War Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui,1956
Omakau District Memorial Community Centre,  Otago, 1955. Existing hall was modified and re-named as a memorial.
Omarama Memorial Hall, Canterbury
Omiha Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1930s
Ophir Peace Memorial Hall, Otago, 1926
Orere War Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1956
Oreti Plains Memorial Hall, Southland
Ormondville Peace Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui, 1922
Oropi Memorial Hall, Bay of Plenty, 1953
Oroua Downs Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui, 1920s?
Ostend War Memorial Hall, also known as Waiheke War Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1955
Otaki Memorial Hall, Wellington, 1955
Otakiri War Memorial Hall, Bay of Plenty, 1954
Otekaieke Soldiers Memorial Hall, Otago
Owaka & District Memorial Community Centre, Otago, 1968
Paekakariki Memorial Hall, Wellington, 1952
Paeroa and District War Memorial Hall,Waikato, 1950s
Paihia War Memorial Hall, Northland
Pakaraka Memorial Hall, Northland
Pakawau Memorial Hall, Tasman, 1950s
Pakiri Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1955
Pakowhai Memorial Hall, Bay of Plenty
Pakowhai War Memorial Hall, Hawke’s Bay
Palmerston – Waihemo War Memorial, Otago
Papanui Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1923. No longer exists.
Paparoa War Memorial Hall, Northland, 1953. Rebuilt after original destroyed by fire in 1954
Paraparaumu Memorial Hall, Wellington, 1954
Parawera Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1955
Patoka War Memorial Hall, Hawke’s Bay, 1956
Patumahoe War Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1925
Phelan Memorial Hall, West Coast. No longer exists.
Piopio War Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1962
Pirinoa Memorial Hall, Wellington, 1950s
Pirongia Memorial Hall, Waikato
Pleasant Point Town Hall Memorial Lounge, Canterbury, 1954
Poolburn Moa Creek Memorial Hall, Otago, 1962
Porangahau Memorial Community Hall, Hawke’s Bay
Pukekohe War Memorial Hall, Auckland
Puketaha Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1954
Puketurua Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1954
Pukeuri War Memorial Hall, Otago, 1951
Queenstown Memorial Hall, Otago, 1959
Rakaia War Memorial Community Hall, Canterbury, 1956
Rangiora War Memorial Hall, Canterbury
Rangiotu Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui, 1929. Rededicated old hall in 1945.
Rangitata Soldiers Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1917
Rangiwahia Memorial Hall,  Manawatu-Wanganui, 1954
Raumati South Memorial Hall, Wellington, 1952
Raupo Memorial Hall, Northland.  No longer exists.
Reefton War Memorial Community Centre,West Coast, 1955
Renwick Community Memorial Hall,Marlborough
Reporoa War Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1957
Riverhead War Memorial Hall, Auckland
Riwaka Memorial Hall, Tasman
Rolleston Memorial Hall, Canterbury, No longer a memorial hall – now known as Rolleston community centre.
Rongotea Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui, 1951. No longer a memorial hall – replaced by Te Kawau Memorial Recreation Centre.
Roto-o-Rangi Memorial Hall, Waikato
Roxburgh Memorial Civic Centre, Otago, 1954
Ruakaka Memorial Hall, Northland, 1950s
Ruataniwha War Memorial Hall, Hawkes Bay. No longer exists, replaced by a Cairn in1996.
Ruawai Toka Toka Memorial Hall, Northland, 1958
Scargill-Motunau Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1950s
Shannon Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui, 1950s
Skinner Road War Memorial Hall, Taranaki    1958    Relocated to A&P Association show grounds
Somerfield War Memorial Community Centre    Canterbury    1952
South Hokianga War Memorial Hall     Northland    1955
Springston South Soldiers Memorial Hall, Canterbury
St Mary’s Peace Memorial Hall,Taranaki, 1920s
Stoke Memorial Hall, Nelson, 1951
Stratford War Memorial Centre, Taranaki, 1954
Strathmore Memorial Hall , Taranaki, 1894. Original hall upgraded in 1952 and renamed as a Soldiers Memorial. Demolished in 2006.
Strathmore War Memorial Hall, Wellington. Now known as Strathmore Community Base.
Tahakopa Memorial Hall, Southland
Tahuna Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1954
Taikorea Hall (with memorial wing), Manawatu-Wanganui, 1954
Takapau War Memorial and Community Centre, Hawke’s Bay
Takapuna War Memorial Hall, Auckland
Tamahere Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1923. Was set for demolition in 2010.
Taneatua War Memorial Hall, Bay of Plenty, 1956
Tapapa War Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1952-53
Tapu and District War Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1949?
Tarras War Memorial Hall, Otago, 1955
Tatuanui War Memorial Hall, Waikato
Tauhei Memorial Hall, Waikato, Dec 16 1945
Taumarunui and District War Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui,1950s
Taupiri War Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1952
Taupo Nui A Tia War Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1953-54. No longer exists .
Tauwhare War Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1950s
Tawera Memorial Community Centre, Canterbury, 1956
Te Hoe Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1957
Te Kowhai Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1954
Te Poi Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1953,
Te Puke War Memorial Hall, Bay of Plenty, 1950s
Te Puna War Memorial Hall, Bay of Plenty
Te Rau o Te Aroha Maori Battalion Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui
Te Teko Memorial Hall, Bay of Plenty
Te Uku and District Memorial Hall, Waikato. Built as WW1 memorial – extension added with WW2 subsidy.
Thames War Memorial Civic Centre, Waikato, 1956
Tinui Memorial Hall, Wellington, 1954
Tinwald War Memorial Hall, Canterbury, 1959
Tirau War Memorial Hall, Waikato
Titirangi War Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1965
Tokanui Memorial Hall, Southland, 1954
Tokirima Soldiers Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui, 1924
Tokoroa Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1963
Tua Marina Memorial Hall, Marlborough, 1955
Tuakau Memorial Town Hall, Waikato, 1924
Turua Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1938
Twyford and Raupare Memorial Recreation Centre, Hawke’s Bay, 1956
Upokongaro Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui, 1951
Upper Atiamuri Hall, Waikato. Not sure if it is a memorial hall.
Upper Wairoa Memorial Complex, Northland, 1981. No longer memorial hall – now known as Tangiteroria Sports Complex.
Waharoa Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1954,
Waianakarua Memorial Hall, Otago, 1953,
Waihi (Motunui) Memorial Hall, Taranaki, 1923
Waihi Memorial Hall, Waikato
Waikanae Memorial Hall, Wellington, 1981. Current building replaces one destroyed by fire.
Waikaretu War Memorial Hall and Community Centre, Waikato, 1954.
Waikari War Memorial Hall, Canterbury. Existing hall was modified and re-named as a memorial.
Waikiekie Hall, Northland. Not sure if it is a memorial hall.
Waikouaiti War Memorial Community Centre, Otago, 1955. No Longer a memorial hall – now a library.
Waimana-Nukuhou War Memorial Hall, Bay of Plenty, 1953
Waimangaroa War Memorial, West Coast, 1953
Waimarama/Maraetotara Memorial Hall, Hawke’s Bay, 1954
Waimauku War Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1957
Wainuiomata War Memorial Hall, Wellington, 1962
Waiotira Hall, Northland
Waipara War Memorial Hall and Community Centre, Canterbury
Waipiata Memorial Hall, Otago, 1965
Waipukurau Memorial Hall, Hawke’s Bay, 1955
Wairau Valley Memorial Hall, Marlborough, 1919
Wairoa Memorial Hall, Hawke’s Bay, 1959
Waitahuna War Memorial Hall, Otago, 1950s
Waitakaruru Community Centre, Waikato
Waitakere War Memorial Hall, Auckland, 1982
Waitara War Memorial Hall, Taranaki, 1950s
Waitawheta War Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1953. No longer a memorial hall.
Waitoitoi Memorial Hall, Taranaki
Waitotara Memorial Hall, Taranaki
Waiuku Memorial Town Hall, Auckland, 1917. Re-opened as war memorial 1957.
Wakapuaka Memorial Hall, Nelson, 1950s
Wanganui War Memorial Hall, Manawatu-Wanganui, 1958
Warrington Memorial Hall, Otago, 1955
West Taieri District Memorial Hall, Otago
Westland District War Memorial, West Coast, 1955
Westport War Memorial Community Centre, West Coast, 1951. No longer exists.
Weymouth Community Hall, Auckland
Whakatane District War Memorial Hall, Bay of Plenty, 1973
Whangamata Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1950s
Whangaroa Memorial Hall, also known as Kaeo Memorial Hall, Northland
Whenuakite Memorial Hall, Waikato, 1956. No longer exists, not sure if it was a memorial hall.
Whitikahu Hall, Waikato. Not sure if it is a memorial hall.
Wilson Memorial Hall, Auckland. No longer exists.
Winton War Memorial Hall, Southland
Woodend Public Hall, Southland, 1950s. Not sure if it is a memorial hall.
Woodlands Park Memorial Hall and Library, Auckland,1959? No longer exists.
Wyndham Memorial Hall, Southland, 1953