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Establishment of a building governance group

Tuesday 19, September 2023

Meeting Update: Last week the Infrastructure and Environment Committee gave its support for the establishment of a building governance group … Continue reading →

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Council proceeding with Rotorua Museum project

Friday 11, August 2023

In August 2023, following a community consultation, Rotorua Lakes Council elected members voted in favour of proceeding with the strengthening … Continue reading →

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Consultation of Options for the future of Rotorua Museum begins

Friday 26, May 2023

Our Museum The iconic Bath House building which housed the Rotorua Museum is a significant building for our community and … Continue reading →

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Rotorua Museum Project Update – September 2022

Friday 30, September 2022

Hear from project sponsor Stewart Brown (Rotorua Lakes Council, Arts, Culture & Mahi Toi Manager) as he updates the community … Continue reading →

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Testing of structural plaster and anchors explained by Devina Shedde, structural engineer from DIZHUR Consulting

Wednesday 24, August 2022

Did you know the Rotorua Museum project is one of the most complex structural engineering projects underway in NZ at … Continue reading →

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Hear from Dmytro Dizhur, Structural Engineer – Dizhur Consulting

Friday 8, July 2022

Community Update: Hear more about the Rotorua Museum earthquake strengthening project in this presentation from Dr Dmytro Dizhur, Structural Engineer … Continue reading →

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Design solution reduces cost, time and impact on heritage features

Thursday 7, July 2022

An extensive phase of geotechnical and structural investigation of Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa has concluded, delivering … Continue reading →

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New visual identity for Sir Howard Morrison Centre revealed

Thursday 7, July 2022

Te Arawa has a deep connection to the performing arts, which inspires the new brand for the redeveloped Sir Howard … Continue reading →

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Project Complexity – Hear from Mike Jacka

Thursday 23, June 2022

Hear more about the Rotorua Museum earthquake strengthening project in this presentation from Mike Jacka, Technical Director at Tonkin and … Continue reading →

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Museum project update coming soon

Wednesday 22, June 2022

Findings from additional assessments, funding discussions and project options will be outlined in an update detailing progress on the strengthening … Continue reading →

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Name and design announced for Sir Howard Morrison Centre

Friday 6, May 2022

Representatives from the Morrison whānau and Ngāti Whakaue presented the new name for the centre, the spaces within and the … Continue reading →

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Stewart Brown explains some of the challenges uncovered on the project

Friday 2, July 2021

The Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre is set to re-open in mid-2022, providing our community with an outstanding regional … Continue reading →

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Brent Wade, Hawkins, talks about project progress and challenges

Friday 2, July 2021

Learn more about this challenging project from the Project Site Manager.

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Lizzie Marvelly appointed as Director, Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa

Friday 3, July 2020

Lizzie Marvelly is returning to her hometown as the Director for Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa. See … Continue reading →

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Additional Government funding a welcome boost for key Council projects

Saturday 27, June 2020

Additional funding towards re-opening of Rotorua’s museum and construction of a new forest visitor centre is a welcome boost as … Continue reading →

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Contractor announced for Rotorua Museum

Wednesday 18, December 2019

Project Lead, Stewart Brown, thanks everyone for their support of this unique project and announces the contractor chosen for pre-construction … Continue reading →

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Contractor announced for Rotorua Museum and Sir Howard Morrison Centre projects

Wednesday 18, December 2019

With construction beginning next year on Rotorua Museum and the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, leading New Zealand firm, … Continue reading →

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Rotorua Museum Project Update by Stewart Brown

Monday 21, October 2019

https://youtu.be/WcgVGcxMfzk Rotorua Lakes Council Arts & Culture Manager, Stewart Brown, gives his monthly update on the Rotorua Museum strengthening and … Continue reading →

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Project Lead Stewart Brown updates us on the Rotorua Museum project

Thursday 5, September 2019

https://youtu.be/TzBizOW5Dqc

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Te Arawa Soldiers’ Memorial Unveiling

Thursday 8, August 2019

More than 250 people attended the moving ceremony unveiling the restored Te Arawa Soldiers’ Memorial, 92 years to the day … Continue reading →

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Rotorua Museum sends AEIOU exhibition on the road

Thursday 8, August 2019

In 2015 the team at Rotorua Museum developed the exhibition: AEIOU Tūhurahia te arapū Māori | Explore the Māori alphabet. … Continue reading →

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Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre project fully funded

Thursday 4, July 2019

The Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre project is now fully funded and work is set to start later this … Continue reading →

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SHMPAC fully funded and work to start in November

Thursday 4, July 2019

The Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre project is now fully funded and work is set to start later this … Continue reading →

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Work begins on new Kuirau Park market space

Friday 21, June 2019

The new look Saturday Rotary market is in sight. A karakia by Rotorua Lakes Council Kaitiaki Ahurea Māori Monty Morrison … Continue reading →

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$10 million for Rotorua Museum and SHMPAC

Friday 14, June 2019

A total $10 million in combined grants from Lottery’s significant projects fund has provided a huge boost for the projects to restore and strengthen Rotorua Museum and the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre.

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Museum funding talks progressing

Sunday 5, May 2019

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick says discussions with senior ministers to secure Central Government funding for the strengthening and restoration of the city’s iconic museum are progressing well.

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It’s official – Rotorua is going batty!

Saturday 13, April 2019

Long-tailed bats have been found at two sites in Rotorua’s Sanatorium Reserve. This is a significant find, being only the … Continue reading →

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Resource consent issued for Rotorua Museum project

Tuesday 5, March 2019

Another milestone was achieved as resource consent was issued for the Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa last week (1 March 2019), marking a significant step forward in the restoration and strengthening of this iconic building.

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Robin Byron from Heritage NZ explains some of the complexities of the project

Wednesday 16, January 2019

Robin Byron from Heritage NZ explains some of the complexities of the Rotorua Museum project.

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New Performing Arts Director appointed

Thursday 25, October 2018

After more than a decade on stage and screen, actor, writer and director Cian Elyse White (Te Arawa, Ngāti Pikiao) … Continue reading →

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Progress update at Sanatorium Reserve

Wednesday 24, October 2018

Work is underway at Sanatorium Reserve where contractors have been busy removing bamboo and other pest plants from the area. … Continue reading →

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Geothermal wonder to be restored

Wednesday 19, September 2018

It is New Zealand Conservation Week and a perfect time for work to begin on the restoration of Rotorua’s Sanatorium … Continue reading →

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Architect appointed for strengthening and upgrade of the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre

Friday 3, August 2018

The Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre is a step closer to opening its doors now Rotorua Lakes Council has … Continue reading →

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Ceremony marks SHMPAC donation

Tuesday 30, January 2018

A ceremony marking a generous donation of $3 million from philanthropist Sir Owen Glenn toward the proposed upgrade of the … Continue reading →

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Museum offering thriving one year on

Saturday 18, November 2017

Rotorua’s history and stories are alive and well beyond the walls of Rotorua Museum a year after its unexpected closure. … Continue reading →

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Work to do at Sir Howard Morrison performing arts centre

Friday 3, November 2017

An engineers’ report on the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre has highlighted issues relating to seismic strengthening which require … Continue reading →

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Summers’ Sculptures safely tucked away

Saturday 12, August 2017

As the Bath House building celebrates its 109th birthday some of its most precious inhabitants have moved out. The iconic … Continue reading →

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Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre Updates – June 2017

Thursday 8, June 2017

26 June 2017 The Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre has re-opened following completion of work to strengthen a wall … Continue reading →

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