• 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…


  • 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 Chadwick says. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Regional Development Minister Shane Jones came to Rotorua today [Tuesday 13 August] to announce $15 million in funding from the Government’s Provincial Growth…


  • Judge announced for 2019 Rotorua Museum Art Awards

    Friday, 5 July 2019

    Rotorua Museum is delighted to announce the appointment of highly regarded New Zealand art curator, artist and writer, Leafa Wilson, as judge for the 2019 Rotorua Museum Art Awards. “Rotorua’s amazing art history stretches back to early Te Arawa artists. I am really excited to be viewing contemporary works made…


  • Huge boost for Rotorua Museum and Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre projects

    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. The Rotorua Museum project, to earthquake strengthen and redevelop the Bath House building in which the…


  • Progress on talks to secure Central Government funding for Rotorua

    Friday, 17 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. “I am working closely with senior ministers and am heartened by the discussions we’ve had to date to secure Government funding for our…


  • Rotorua Museum finalist in ServiceIQ NZ Museum Awards

    Friday, 3 May 2019

    MUSEUMS AOTEAROA Press Release 2 May 2019 More entries and new categories make choices difficult for ServiceIQ NZ Museum Awards judges Finalists have been selected for the ServiceIQ NZ Museum Awards 2019. Judging this year was especially hard with so many high quality entries to choose from. The judging panel…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Te Arawa Soldiers’ Memorial unveiling held

    Friday, 1 March 2019

    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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