Waiheke Library Project


Earlier this year, the beautiful new Waiheke Pātaka Kōrero / Waiheke Library opened it’s doors to an enthusiastic island community. The building has been skillfully designed in harmony with its unique village location and the Gulf Island surrounds, and is four times the size of the former library.

Yakety Yak Furniture worked on the project with the management team including Corrina Meikle, Service Delivery Manager, Fiona Kralicek, Waiheke Community Library Manager and architects, Pacific Environments.

The new building and grounds of Waiheke Library are enriched by four works of permanent integrated art that evoke the island’s distinct stories and character. The building materials used are robust and natural and feature areas of glass that make the building light and inviting.


Chosen for their spontaneity, versatility and height adjustability, YAKETY YAK 202 Dynamic Service Desks define the circulation area. The desks deploy either side of our 200 Cash Module to allow equal access to shared services.

YAKETY YAK 202 Desks at Waiheke Library.


In close liaison with the architects, YAKETY YAK’s front panels have been customised to feature the latticework design used throughout the building interior.


Waiheke residents now boast a state of the art library facility housed in a sensitively designed and energy efficient building which respects and embraces the island’s unique culture.