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Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre project entering next stage

Thursday 31, October 2019

With funding now secured for the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, the project is moving into the next phase with deconstruction work starting next week (early November 2019).

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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, give his monthly update on the Rotorua Museum strengthening and … Continue reading →

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Ann Somerville talks about exhibitions she was involved with as Rotorua Museum Curator

Monday 7, October 2019

Guide Ann Somerville talks about some of the unique exhibitions she helped research and develop when Rotorua Museum was open. … Continue reading →

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Project Lead Stewart Brown updates us on the Rotorua Museum project

Saturday 5, October 2019

Stewart Brown updates the community in the second of the live streamed Project Updates for Rotorua Museum, held at the … Continue reading →

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Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre Project Update – 4 October 2019

Friday 4, October 2019

Performing Arts Director Cian Elyse White updates the community on the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre earthquake strengthening and … Continue reading →

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Museum Café and Historic Corridor

Monday 30, September 2019

As part of the strengthening and restoration project for Rotorua Museum, the opportunity will be taken to upgrade key amenities … Continue reading →

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Vacancy for Rotorua Museum Director – Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa

Wednesday 18, September 2019

Are you a visionary? Are you an enthusiastic and talented leader? We are looking for a Director for Rotorua Museum … Continue reading →

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Alistair Cattanach

Wednesday 18, September 2019

Alistair Cattanach, structural engineer from Dunning Thornton, is responsible for strengthening the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre.

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Rotorua Museum Update with Stewart Brown, Arts and Culture Manager

Monday 16, September 2019

https://youtu.be/8aTVFG1bzRY

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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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Hear more about the Rotorua Museum Project now that the building and strengthening work is fully funded

Tuesday 3, September 2019

Stewart Brown, Rotorua Lakes Council Arts & Culture Manger, will be giving an community update about the Rotorua Museum project … Continue reading →

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The first 50 years of the Rotorua Bath House

Tuesday 20, August 2019

As the Museum moves into the next phase of its journey we look back at this unique building, its chequered … Continue reading →

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Ann Somerville talks about history of the Bath House

Wednesday 14, August 2019

Ann Somerville talks about the colourful history of the Bath House in which Rotorua Museum is housed

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Rotorua Museum Operations Manager, Cat Jehly, talks about moving the taonga from the Museum into safe storage

Tuesday 13, August 2019

Rotorua Museum Operations Manager, Cat Jehly, talks about the complexities and challenges of moving all the taonga, objects and artworks out of the Museum and into safe storage

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Mayor Chadwick says PGF funding for Rotorua Museum recognises its national significance

Tuesday 13, August 2019

Government funding of $20m towards re-opening Rotorua Museum recognises its national significance and reinforces Rotorua’s direction and progress, Mayor Steve … Continue reading →

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RLC Arts & Culture Manager, Stewart Brown, talking about the Rotorua Museum project – currently at developed design stage

Tuesday 13, August 2019

Stewart Brown is Project Sponsor for the Rotorua Museum strengthening, restoration and development project. The project is at developed design stage and he talks about some of the complexities, challenges and opportunities, working on this iconic Category 1 heritage building.

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Announcement from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Tuesday 13, August 2019

Did you miss the news? The Rotorua Museum strengthening and restoration project is now fully funded! Hear from Prime Minister … Continue reading →

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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 →

Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre

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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Rotorua Museum Project – The Lead Engineer at GDC, explains some of the complexities of the project

Wednesday 16, January 2019

Keegan Williams is the Lead Engineer at GDC. He explains some of the complexities of the Rotorua Museum project.

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Why will some parts of the Bath House project will be modern and some remain heritage?

Wednesday 16, January 2019

https://youtu.be/psQIj8obhvU

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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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Rotorua Museum Update December 2018

Monday 17, December 2018

Click here to view the livestream footage from today’s announcement(If you are having trouble viewing this link via Internet Explorer … Continue reading →

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Rotorua Museum architects explain some of the complexities of this project

Friday 16, November 2018

Matt and Bernard explain the complexities of working on one of the country’s iconic buildings, Rotorua Museum, two years after … Continue reading →

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Architects explain why they were keen to be involved with this project

Thursday 15, November 2018

Today marks two years since the closure of the Rotorua Museum doors following the Kaikoura earthquake. Architects, Matt and Bernard, … Continue reading →

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Rotorua Museum Architects tell us about their part in restoring the Bath House building

Thursday 15, November 2018

In recognition of two years since the Rotorua Museum closed its doors, Matt Davy and Bernard Needham tell us about … Continue reading →

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Project managers appointed for Museum and SHMPAC

Friday 2, November 2018

Project managers appointed for Rotorua Museum and the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre With the construction phase due to get … Continue reading →

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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 →

Sanatorium Reserve

Rotorua Museum prepares for construction phase with removal of taonga into safe storage

Thursday 18, October 2018

In readiness for the construction phase of Rotorua Museum, due to get underway mid next year, the remaining 25 taonga … Continue reading →

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Rotorua Museum architect appointed

Thursday 27, September 2018

DPA Architects, with previous experience refurbishing Rotorua Museum, has been appointed to carry out the design work for the restoration … 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 →

Sanatorium Reserve

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 →

Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre

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 →

Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre

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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Rotorua Museum update October 2017

Friday 6, October 2017

A preferred option to repair Rotorua’s iconic museum will be progressed during the next few months following scoping and assessment … 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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