• Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori: Māori Language Week 2017

    Monday, 11 September 2017

    Tēnā koutou! We’re very excited to celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week 2017. This year’s theme, Kia ora te reo Māori, was chosen to celebrate New Zealand’s indigenous greeting. It was also selected because the words ‘kia ora’ are an exact description of the intent…


  • Rotorua Museum Art Awards 2017: Entries Closing Soon

    Thursday, 27 July 2017

    Have you got your entry in for the Rotorua Museum Art Awards? Applications close on 11 August so you’d better be in quick. And to help you find some creative inspiration, we’re taking a look back at some of the winning works from our collection. After a 10 year hiatus,…


  • Māori All Blacks: Looking Back at One of Our Own

    Thursday, 15 June 2017

    Rotorua is home to a number of Māori All Black greats. With the 2017 Māori All Black squad in town, we thought we would look back at one of our own: Hector Archibald Steele (1915-1990). Hector, known as Heke, was the youngest son of Duncan and Ngaroma Steele who both…


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