• June Grant shares her whakaaro and aspirations for Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa

    Thursday, 14 September 2023

    Tēnā koutou Te Arawa iwi, Te Arawa tāngata, Te Arawa māngai nui ūpoko tūtakitaki. Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa are seeking ideas and feedback from Te Arawa iwi, hapū and whānau, for the re-development of our Whare Taonga. Four focus questions have been crafted with the purpose…


  • Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Fun Quizzes

    Monday, 14 September 2020

    This week – Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – our team at Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa (Rotorua Museum) are speaking as much te reo Māori as possible. We put together two Rotorua-themed quizzes that might help you to add a few new Māori words or names to…


  • Preparing for install of new cloak units

    Creative Storage Solutions for Beloved Taonga

    Monday, 2 September 2019

    When the Bath House building, home to Rotorua Museum, had to close in November 2016 following the Kaikoura earthquake, immediate steps were taken to ensure the safety of all taonga (treasures) remaining in the building. Following lots of planning the final items were removed in October 2018. While some taonga…


  • 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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