Since its establishment in 1937, the Sea Scout Hall in Ōwairaka has been an important community hub, fostering friendship, imparting survival skills, and serving as a platform for community service through the Ōwairaka Sea Scouts. And it's not only the Sea Scouts who benefit from this historic site. This venue frequently hosts various community events and groups, enhancing the social fabric of Ōwairaka.
Inevitably, the passage of time has left its mark on the building. Essential repairs to the roof, porch, doors, guttering, and downpipes became increasingly necessary to keep the hall ship-shape for at least another decade.
Being a volunteer-based community organisation, money is tight, so Kāinga Ora (through the Ōwairaka Development) partnered with the Sea Scouts and other community groups to fund these much-needed repairs.
The rejuvenation process kicked off in late March and concluded in June. Next time you find yourself in Murray Halberg Park, make sure to appreciate the Sea Scout Hall's fresh new look. We’re confident that it will continue to be an integral part of Ōwairaka’s rich heritage and future.