NAU MAI, HAERE MAI, WELCOME TO WHIRINAKI WHARE TAONGA home to the Gillies Group Theatre, Professionals Recreation Hall, Golden Homes Gallery, Mitre 10 Mega Create Gallery, Gillies Gallery, Heretaunga Rotary Gallery and Dough Bakery.


Whirinaki reopens at 9am on Wednesday 8 September with safety measures in place and a limit of 50 visitors at a time. We look forward to welcoming you all back!

What we need you to do when visiting Whirinaki at Alert Level 2:

Wear a mask. You legally must wear a face covering while inside the Centre.

Check in. You are required to check in. You can do this through the NZ COVID Tracer app or manually upon entry.

Maintain physical distancing. You must stay two metres from other people, except for friends and family.

Sanitise. Dispensers are located throughout the Centre, and we’re also cleaning continually.

Follow Covid-19 health measures. Stay home if you’re sick, cover coughs with your elbow, and wash your hands regularly.

Changes to events and ticketed shows. Check for updates on the website and iTICKET will email you with any changes

Kia ora, kia kaha! Stay well Aotearoa and let’s look after each other.

Please note, for those wishing to book a COVID19 vaccination at the Unichem Upper Hutt site (temporarily based in the Recreation Hall at Whirinaki), bookings can be made online at Book My Vaccine or by calling 0800 28 29 26.