Theatre thoughts sought: Hamilton City Council consults on Founders future and regional theatre vision

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.

Encouraging local generosity

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.