Members of the public around the Waikato are being urged to attend roadshows to offer their feedback on the initial designs of the proposed new Waikato Regional Theatre.
Momentum Waikato Community Foundation is seeking a new Chief Executive following news that founding CEO Cheryl Reynolds is stepping down after four years in the role. The organisation is seeking a new leader to take over the reins from Ms Reynolds, who will be leaving at the end of the year to establish a new philanthropic startup venture in 2018.
A comprehensive feasibility report for a new Waikato Regional Theatre has been presented to the Hamilton City Council, recommending a river-facing performing arts centre with flexible functionality.
The recommended location for the new Waikato Regional Theatre has been announced as the Hamilton Hotel site on Victoria St, Hamilton, and the community’s feedback on this is being sought.
The privately-owned site currently has a range of restaurants and bars and is bordered by Embassy Park (with the Riff Raff statue) on one side and Sapper Moore-Jones Place (formerly Marlborough Pl) on the other, and runs down to the river. A new theatre development would look to restore the facade of the old Hamilton Hotel, which is recognised as a heritage building.
Momentum Waikato has announced the recipients of its inaugural $1 million Vital Waikato Grant and their three inspirational and change-making projects that will transform their communities.
A unique project to transition some of Hamilton’s most vulnerable young people into education and employment has received a major funding boost.
A unique project that ensures healthy lunches are offered to all schools within the South Waikato district has received a major funding boost.
A unique project that aspires to ensure Waikato children in the future have access to swimmable rivers and drinkable waters has received a major funding boost.
Work on creating a concept design and finding the very best location for the new Waikato Regional Theatre is tracking extremely well, says Momentum Waikato.
Award-winning theatre and acoustic design consultancy Charcoalblue has been appointed to advise on the first phase of establishment of a new Waikato Regional Theatre.
Momentum Waikato Community Foundation today announced they have appointed the Waikato Regional Theatre Governance Panel. The Governance Panel is responsible for appointing and managing a team of experts who will create a concept design, masterplan and business case for the new Waikato Regional Theatre.
Members of the Waikato community are invited to attend one of four October events
to hear about the findings of the recent Waikato Vital Signs 2016 project, where
community priorities for action were identified for Waikato District, Hamilton City, and Matamata-Piako District.
Momentum Waikato, the region’s community foundation, announced today it has $1 million on offer for Waikato organisations and collaborative groups that come forward with inspirational ideas for creating transformational change in our local community.
Over 400 Waikato residents came together during May to discuss their most important community priorities and the things they love most about living in Hamilton city, Waikato and Matamata-Piako districts.
Momentum Waikato Community Foundation encourages generosity in our community, helping people and organisations to be a part of creating a better Waikato for everyone forever. The Foundation is committed to serving as a convener and connector, providing a simple vehicle for generous contributions to strategic transformational projects within the Waikato region.
The first community engagement sessions for Waikato Vital Signs will take place across the 2016 pilot region during May. Waikato Vital Signs is a community checkup that reports on the social, environmental, cultural, and economic well being of our communities, and the engagement sessions will serve to join the dots between statistical information and what matters most to people living in our communities.
Executing the wishes of the Donny Charitable Trust, Momentum Waikato Community Foundation is providing the vehicle for the first donation to be pledged to the Hamilton City River Plan.
Peter Hero, who led the growth of the billion-dollar Silicon Valley Community Foundation, is set to visit the Waikato as a guest of Momentum Waikato.