The proposed Waikato Regional Theatre is garnering strong public interest, with large
numbers of people attending presentations.
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.