This project is now completed. A party to celebrate the reopening of the Coromandel Citizens’ Hall was attended by more than 100 people. Long-time residents rubbed shoulders with new arrivals and swapped stories about the old building, which dates from 1897. One woman who had her 21st in the hall now wants to hold her upcoming 80th birthday party in the hall. "Isn't this beautiful," Mayor Sandra Goudie said at the opening celebration. "Really, a job well done and congratulations to the contractors who accomplished this work, and thanks to the Bizarre Trust and the Lotteries Community Facilities fund for helping to pay for it." The exterior weatherboards of the hall, which began life as St George’s Convent School, have been replaced, the original kauri and tawa floor replaced with salvaged matai, the old kitchen replaced with a modern commercial-grade kitchen and the two porches rebuilt to original specifications with new double-doors installed. The first booking for the new-look old hall is a quiz night on 16 November 2019 to raise funds for Coromandel Town girl Ava Redfern who is being treated for leukaemia at Starship Hospital. To book the hall, contact our Council’s service centre at 355 Kapanga Rd, call us on 07 868 0200, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details about the project: Click to expand (Pictured above: Tony Brljevich – District Councillor, David Keeves – Chair of Senior Settlement Trust, Carlene Carmichael – Chair of Coromandel Bizarre Trust, and Peter Pritchard – Chair of Coromandel-Colville Community Board). Pictured below - Photos during construction.