Momentum Waikato Community Foundation is seeking a new chief executive following news that founding boss Cheryl Reynolds is stepping down after four years in the role.
Hamilton’s community groups are being invited to signal if they are interested in potentially taking over Founders Theatre.
The fate of Founders Theatre remains in the balance while Hamilton City Council asks the public for their thoughts on what to do with the building.
Hamilton City Council has committed in principle to spend $30 million as the city's contribution to the proposed new Waikato Regional Theatre, despite concerns over the rising cost.
The fate of Hamilton's old theatre is up for debate, as councillors grapple with costs for a proposed replacement.
Hamilton City Council will be asking residents for their thoughts on both the mothballed Founders Theatre and the proposed Waikato Regional Theatre around October and November 2017.
Two significant theatre projects will be the subject of public consultation processes following today’s Hamilton City Council meeting.
The Council wants wider public feedback on the proposed Waikato Regional Theatre and the future of Founders Theatre, which was closed in February 2016 due to safety concerns.
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.
We're $15m closer to having one of the best theatres in the country.
A proposed Waikato Regional Theatre could put Hamilton back on the touring circuit and be the envy of other cities, according to heavyweights in the performing arts area.
The new "world-class" Waikato regional theatre will transform and regenerate the heart of Hamilton, say international theatre and acoustics consultants from Charcoalblue.
The theatre will also offer education opportunities to a new generation and will attract national and international productions to the city.
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.
Waikato people can now get their first look at the new theatre.
The proposed venue has been designed for the former Hamilton Hotel site in Victoria Street. It would also house an art gallery and possibly a boutique hotel overlooking the river.
Community Foundations are set up to encourage personal generosity at a local level. They have grown rapidly throughout New Zealand over the past 10-15 years due to their attractive philosophy and sustainable structure. They are characterised by being community-owned and driven, grassroots organisations which are highly responsive to local conditions and opportunities. Having local people involved as donors, advisers and volunteers generates strong community ownership and accountability, and creates valuable local knowledge.
Each week 85 people move to Hamilton. With the huge Peacocke housing development planned to the south, construction of Ruakura Inland Port to the east, and a $60 million regional theatre planned, Hamilton is seeing massive growth.
A senior Hamilton City Council general manager has welcomed the announcement of a river location for Hamilton’s proposed new theatre.
It's central, it's unexpected, it has river views - but where will we park?
Wednesday's announcement of the former Hamilton Hotel as the suggested site for a new Waikato theatre has got the region talking.
The project to replace the mothballed Founders Theatre is a partnership between philanthropic organisation Momentum Waikato and the Hamilton City Council.
Roll out the red carpet - Waikato's new marquee theatre promises to be something special.
It will be smack bang in the middle of Hamilton's entertainment precinct, and a stone's throw from the river.
Other prime spots to replace the now-defunct Founders Theatre were swept aside in favour of the historic Hamilton Hotel building on the corner of Victoria Street and Sapper Moore-Jones Place.
A unique project that ensures healthy lunches are offered to all schools within the South Waikato has received a major funding boost.
Ka Pai Kai South Waikato's healthy school lunches programme is one of three initiatives to be awarded a Momentum Waikato Vital Waikato Grant.
When Gordon Chesterman was a young reporter at the Waikato Times in Victoria St in the mid-1960s, his editor Fred Fisher had a daily ritual at the Hamilton Club.
Says Chesterman: "Every lunchtime, Fisher would push back his office chair, put his pipe in his mouth and walk down to the Hamilton Club in Grantham St for a delicious hot meal."
With no family of her own, Amanda B became the foster parent to seven needy children between the ages of 7 and 13, changing their lives irrevocably.
It takes a whole community to raise a child. This is the belief that drives the work of the team at Ka Pai Kai, a community-led social enterprise in the South Waikato and one of the three winners of a Vital Waikato Grant, from Momentum Waikato in April this year.