Awakeri Hall and farm sold

Rumours have been circulating the block, holding both the Awakeri War Memorial Hall and its adjacent farm have been sold once again.

The sale comes just a little over a year after the Whakatane District Council sold the hall in late 2017 to Awakeri business man and farm owner Barry Caulfield -- prompting a public outcry.

A project and services committee meeting yesterday confirmed the sale of the block.

Mayor Tony Bonne says the new owners have indicated they will still allow community use of the hall.

Sam Gardner