Community leaders gather for update on New Zealand's Waikato Regional Theatre
At last week's Momentum Waikato Showcase, the region showed off it's most exciting projects and initiatives. Highlights included a youth outreach programme, a community enterprise group providing healthy school meals to local children and the forthcoming Waikato Regional Theatre.
Local community leaders and businesses gather for the Momentum Waikato Showcase.
New Zealand's Waikato Region, the country's fourth largest by area and population, is named for the 264-mile river that runs through it. It's on the bank of this river, as it crosses through the city of Hamilton, that the preferred site of the Waikato Regional Theatre is located. The theatre is one of largest cultural projects currently being supported by Momentum Waikato, the area's Community Foundation dedicated to building a permanent endowment.
"Our purpose is clear – a better Waikato for everyone, forever," said Leonard Gardiner, Chair of Momentum Waikato, in an address to assembled community leaders and businesses for the foundation's annual showcase on November 7th. "Momentum Waikato's role is to be the humble servants of our community, to connect, convene and encourage different parts of our community to work together for a better Waikato."
Our Melbourne Studio Principal Eric was amongst the speakers, taking guests on a tour of the proposed venue, revealing new details about the building and the auditorium. Afterwards, Senior Consultant, Erin helped guests explore the new auditorium through immersive VR where they could point, click and experience any seat in the room.
Watch some of the highlights from the showcase here.