• Heather Kremen with Protected in the Night

    Bay of Plenty artists given the opportunity to show their work in exhibition

    Wednesday, 16 June 2021

    The Friends of Rotorua Museum in partnership with Lockwood are delighted to offer local artists the opportunity to be part of the first ever Bay of Plenty Artists Exhibition this year. Friends of Rotorua Museum committee member, Jo-Anne La Grouw, notes that “with COVID-19 restrictions and the Rotorua Museum closure,…


  • Field of Remembrance crosses returning to families

    Monday, 24 May 2021

    The Rotorua Returned Services Association (RSA) are beginning the process of gifting World War One Rotorua District Field of Remembrance crosses to descendants of those soldiers represented. Supported by Rotorua Lakes Council, the project aims to connect all 109 crosses and one Star of David to appropriate families. Each cross…


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    Additional investigations required for Rotorua Museum

    Tuesday, 20 April 2021

    Complex geotechnical and structural challenges requiring additional investigations mean the opening of Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa, housed within the Bath House building, has been delayed. Rotorua Lakes Council Group Manager – Operations, Jocelyn Mikaere, explains taking the time to complete additional investigations now will ensure the…


  • Donate a gift at the Christmas Festival for families in need

    Monday, 14 December 2020

    Rotorua Museum and Rotorua Library are celebrating the festive season in true Christmas spirit with the return of the Rotorua Museum Community Christmas Tree. After a tough 2020, they are asking for local support in the form of donated gifts to a worthy cause, the Waiariki Women’s Refuge. Donations are…


  • Hard work pays off for Rotorua robotic students

    Friday, 4 December 2020

    Rotorua robotic students came out on top following the 2020 AquaBots National Competition in Masterton last weekend (28 and 29 November 2020). 21 students travelled to Masterton and Team Tahi, from the Te Aka Mauri (TAM) Young Engineers Club, won the AquaBots college division. Team Tahi included students Swian Lloyd-Jones…


  • Local children show promising digital futures

    Monday, 2 November 2020

    Following local success at the AquaBots National Competition (Nelson) last year, Rotorua students are looking forward to hosting the regional event here this weekend (Saturday 7 and 8 November 2020). The 2020 Rotorua Regional Aquabots Competition is the largest region in the country with 60 teams participating across the two…


  • Rotorua Museum Director announced

    Friday, 3 July 2020

    Lizzie Marvelly is returning to her hometown as the Director for Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa Already a household name in the world of music, and an award-winning media commentator, Lizzie’s appointment followed a comprehensive recruitment process. Lizzie’s career is as diverse as it is rich. Her…


  • Contractor announced for Rotorua Museum and Sir Howard Morrison Centre projects

    Wednesday, 18 December 2019

    With construction beginning next year on Rotorua Museum and the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, leading New Zealand firm, Hawkins, has been appointed as the pre-construction contractor for the seismic strengthening and redevelopment for both of these key community facilities. Hawkins General Manager Central, Peter McCawe, says the confirmation…


  • Iwi Le Comte wins $10,000 Rotorua Museum Supreme Art Award

    Tuesday, 22 October 2019

    Iwi Le Comte has won, ahead of 187 other entries, this year’s $10,000 Rotorua Museum Supreme Art Award with his work Te Ipukarea. The Toi Ohomai Innovation in Art Award went to Heather Kremen for her work Protected in the Night, Bree Straker received the very first ever Lockwood Youth…


  • Rotorua Museum Art Awards entries close soon

    Friday, 20 September 2019

    With the deadline fast approaching, Bay of Plenty artists need to get their entries in soon to be in to win part of the $14,000 prize pool in the 2019 Rotorua Museum Art Awards. Entries close on 30 September at 5pm with artworks to be delivered on 6 or 7…


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