Rotorua Museum Project News

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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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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Project managers appointed for Museum and SHMPAC

Tuesday 6, August 2019

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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$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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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

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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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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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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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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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