Organise an Event

If you are organising an event, good planning is essential. There are a number of things you will need to consider, some may apply to your event, some may not:

Food Safety Requirements
Alcohol Licensing – an Alcohol Management Plan may be needed
Building Consent for large marquees
Toilet Facilities
First Aid Provision
Road Closures
Security
Litter Control
Noise Control
Fireworks
Planning Consent
Amusement Device Licences

For small events it is likely that many of these will not apply so please get in touch to see what applies to you before you carry out lots of work planning your event. You should contact the Council at least 2 months prior to the event to discuss what will be required. This will give you enough time to comply with any legal requirements that may apply to your event.

Download our Guide to Event Organising (PDF, 488KB)

Waste at Events

Working to minimise the waste from your event from the earliest planning stages means that you don’t have to deal with it at the end, and can benefit your event in many ways – including having less impact on our environment, improved public relations, happier attendees, compliance with Council guidelines, and a safer, tidier site. If you work with stallholders, attendees, media, and other stakeholders to ensure that problematic items (such as polystyrene) aren’t brought to the event site in the first place, then reducing the waste from your event is easier for everyone. Having good waste systems in place on event days will lead to a more streamlined waste process, and will make your event site safer and tidier. Check out the useful guides in the related resources sidebar for more information.

Venues for Hire

Please note that the Masterton Town Hall is closed for earthquake strengthening but there are a number of other venues available in the region including the Wairarapa College Auditorium and the Carterton Events Centre.

There are also a number of rural halls (PDF, 23KB) available for hire or check them out here »

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