• Rotorua Museum to remain closed following detailed assessment

    Friday, 7 July 2017

    A comprehensive assessment of Rotorua Museum has shown it falls well below earthquake safety standards and will need to remain closed for the foreseeable future. The good news is that it can be fixed. How that happens, how long it will take and how much it will cost now needs…

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  • Meet Outside the Walls Walking Tour Volunteer Guide Linda Long

    Thursday, 11 April 2019

    MeetLinda Long who has recently returned to our part of The Shakey Isles after the terrors of the Christchurch earthquake and aftershocks. Linda enjoys water colour painting and has joined our team of entrepid Outside the Walls Walking Tour guides. Although having lived in Rotorua for over thirty years, my…

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  • Rotorua Museum Art Awards back again this year

    Saturday, 9 March 2019

    Rotorua Museum, in association with Friends of Rotorua Museum, is delighted to announce that the Rotorua Museum Art Awards will return again this year. These coveted biennial awards were reinstated in 2013 after a 10 year absence and aim to inspire local artists and highlight the wealth of talent in…

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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. Proposed 3D floor plan of Rotorua Museum basement. Courtesy of DPA Architects…

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  • Te Arawa Soldiers’ Memorial Unveiling

    Friday, 1 March 2019

    More than 250 people attended the moving ceremony unveiling the restored Te Arawa Soldiers’ Memorial, 92 years to the day from when it was originally erected in 1927. Taking place in Government Gardens (Corner of Queen’s Drive and Oruawhata Drive), several aspects of today’s service replicated those that were in…

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  • Te Arawa Soldiers’ Memorial unveiling held

    Te Arawa Soldiers’ Memorial unveiling held More than 250 people attended the moving ceremony unveiling the restored Te Arawa Soldiers’ Memorial, 92 years to the day from when it was originally erected in 1927. Taking place in Government Gardens (Corner of Queen’s Drive and Oruawhata Drive), several aspects of today’s…

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  • Public unveiling of restored Te Arawa Memorial

    Tuesday, 26 February 2019

    The restored Te Arawa Soldiers’ Memorial will be unveiled 92 years to the day that it was originally erected in 1927 and the public are invited to attend. Dawn commemorations will begin beside the memorial (corner of Queen’s Drive and Oruawhata Drive) at 6am on Thursday 28 February. The service…

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  • Latest design concepts for Rotorua Museum

    Monday, 18 February 2019

    The strengthening and reopening of Rotorua Museum remains a key focus for Council. Last year Rotorua Trust agreed to commit $10 million towards the rebuild of the Rotorua Museum, with trustees unanimously agreeing that rebuilding and reopening the Museum is a key priority for the Rotorua community. This generous contribution…

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  • Eric and Joan – A Museum Love Story

    Thursday, 14 February 2019

    Down in the depths of the Museum’s northern wing is the Mud Bath Basement where lies an old red high-heeled shoe and a nearby sign that reads : “Shadowy lovers from the past sneaked under the building and proclaimed their affection in the graffiti on the right…..” This sign points…

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

    Keegan Williams, Lead Engineer at GDC, explains the complexities of working on one of the country’s iconic buildings, Rotorua Museum. For more information about the Museum project visit: www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz/rotorua-museum-update

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