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Rotorua Museum Project Update

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Nov 2019

Rotorua Museum Project Update

Connecting Vision to Action Monday 18 November 2019 marks three years since the Rotorua Museum closed to the public after the Kaikoura earthquake. The strengthening, restoration and redevelopment of Rotorua Museum is a key element of Rotorua Lakes Council’s Vision 2030 and the Rotorua Way. Project Lead, Stewart Brown (Rotorua Lakes Council, Arts and Culture Manager), will give a project update that will take place at Rotorua Library (1127 Haupapa Street) on Monday 18 November 2019 at 12.30pm. As well as the project update (similar to previous updates held in September) hear what the Museum team has achieved over the last three years while their beloved building has been closed. From events to exhibitions, from guided tours to education programmes, they have been engaging with the community and looking after our precious taonga. Following the closure in 2016 a detailed seismic assessment revealed that the Museum was 19% of new building standard (NBS). Buildings under 34% NBS are considered earthquake prone. On completion of the project, the building will be strengthened to at least 80% New Building Standard. The strengthening programme involves under floor shotcreting, as well as the installation of new structural steel elements throughout the building, to reinforce the existing elements and provide additional strength in the event of an earthquake. Once completed, the building will look almost exactly the same as it did before it closed. Where changes are visible, the direction from Heritage New Zealand is for any new design elements to be sympathetic to the heritage building but clearly differentiated from it. As part of the seismic strengthening and restoration project, the opportunity will be taken to upgrade key amenities in the building to enhance functionality, accessibility and the overall visitor experience. Should you wish to find out more about the Rotorua Museum project visit rotorualakescouncil.nz/reopenmuseum

Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa: Kura Reo 2019

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Nov 2019

Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa: Kura Reo 2019

Ko Te Kura Reo a Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa tēnei te haramai nei. Kei ngā rōia, kei ngā tauira, kei ngā toa tauā mō te reo, nau mai ki Rotorua, ki Toi Ohomai, ki tā tātou Kura Reo. For the last few years, the desire to understand, learn and strengthen te reo Māori within Aotearoa has been at the forefront of many legal environments. It is for that reason that the idea for a kura reo, a full immersion course in te reo Māori, designed specifically for those working, teaching or studying within the law, was developed and progressed by Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa. Beginning last year at Hoani Waititi, Te Hunga Rōia invites you to Toi Ohomai for its second Kura Reo. Pōwhiri at 3.30pm on 20 November 2019, Toi Ohomai Tangatarua Marae, Mokoia Campus, Mokoia Drive, Rotorua. Students: $150.00 Members of Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa: $225.00 Non-Members: $275.00

Gear Night

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Nov 2019

Gear Night

In celebration of Get Outdoors Week, join us on November 20 at Macpac Rotorua for a fun night of workshops, gear advice and spot prizes. Want to learn how to properly fit a pack, or how to pick the best hiking boots for your needs? We’ve got all the answers to get you ready for your next outdoor adventure. We will also be featuring an outdoors safety/environmental guest speaker. As a thank you for joining us, you’ll be given special pricing on all Macpac brand products. You’ll also have a chance to enter the draw for our Gear Night Grand Prize, consisting of a Macpac Duolight tent, sleeping bag and pack! Conditions apply.