Long Beach (McCurdy-Grimman) Hall

Until European settlement, Long Beach had a tidal lagoon where the swamp is now, with the entrance by Pilot Point. Once the bush was felled the lagoon silted up. A settlement area on an old boulder bank behind the lagoon was a seasonal fishing spot for Maori from moa-hunter days. It was named Wharau Wera Wera, a warm shelter; a sunny spot tucked away from southerly winds. Middens show that barracuda, red cod and hapuku were caught and dried, and greenstone was worked.

The Hall is used for many community-based functions and is also available for private hire. The hall is the ideal venue for weddings.

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