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Whenua Pupuke - Waitemata Clinical Skills Centre

Whenua Pupuke is Waitemata District Health Board’s new and beautifully appointed education centre situated on the North Shore Hospital campus.

The centre looks out over Lake Pupuke and is a fantastic venue for your next conference or seminar.

  • Easy access to the motorway and close links to public transport

  • High spec audio-visual and video conferencing capability

  • A variety of spaces for hire, including a state-of-the-art auditorium

  • Competitive venue hire rates

  • Only a few minutes’ drive to the vibrant beachside town of Takapuna


The auditorium seats 248 (including two accessible spaces for wheelchair users).  Your presenters can take advantage of the lake view as a backdrop, or use all three screens with the latest in audio-visual technology.  The auditorium has video conferencing capability to connect with other sites and can also stream to other rooms in Whenua Pupuke. Enquire here.

Manuka Room accommodates 28 people seated in seminar style (in rows) and has an operable wall that links it to the Harakeke room. Together the Manuka Room and Harakeke Room can accommodate 45 people in a seminar style. Manuka Room has audio-visual technology including smartboard and clickshare. Enquire here.

Harakeke Room has a capacity of 25 seated in seminar style, audio-visual technology and an operable wall connecting with the Manuka Room. Together the Manuka Room and the Harakeke room can accommodate 45 people in seminar style.  The Harakeke Room has audio-visual technology including smartboard and clickshare. Enquire here.

The Rata and Kawakawa rooms are interconnecting rooms with an operable wall. The Rata Room seats 60 people in seminar style and has audio-visual and video conferencing.  The Rata and Kawakawa rooms have been designed for clinical skills training, but can be easily adapted as an exhibition area with electrical power points integrated along the flooring. Enquire here.

Kawakawa Room connects to the Rata Room.  Video conferencing is available via the Rata Room which can cover both spaces when the operable wall is opened. Enquire here.

Exclusive use of Whenua Pupuke is charged at $3110.00 per day (weekends by arrangement).
Self-service tea and coffee - $75.00 per day. 
Use of WDHB training manikins by arrangement (POA).

  • Whenua Pupuke is an accessible building with wheelchair ramps, accessible wheelchair spaces in the auditorium and a lift to the first floor.
  • Whenua Pupuke is open from 7am to 5pm on weekdays, and is available to hire over the weekends by arrangement.
  • Some of the rooms in Whenua Pupuke are interconnecting and have operable walls to either create two distinct spaces or when open create one large area to accommodate larger groups.
  • For information about catering preferences please contact the manager.