Ro­torua spa­tial plan ex­plained

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by Coun­cil. For­mal con­sul­ta­tion will oc­cur later this year.

We would like to thank all those who have pro­vided feed­back so far. Coun­cil re­ceived 450 di­rect con­tri­bu­tions from in­di­vid­u­als, groups, or­gan­i­sa­tions and agen­cies. Staff were also in­volved in nearly 1000 face to face in­ter­ac­tions and fronted 56 work­shops and in­for­ma­tion ses­sions at­tended by about 400 peo­ple in to­tal.

In­for­ma­tion is avail­able on Coun­cil’s on­line en­gage­ment hub Let’s Talk – Korero Mai, ro­toru­alakescoun­

Jean-Paul Gas­ton, Strat­egy Group Man­ager, Ro­torua Lakes Coun­cil

We’re fa­mous for mu­si­cians of both yes­ter­year and today, along with our unique en­vi­ron­ment in­spir­ing both mu­si­cians and artist.

De­spite all this, it’s rel­a­tively sur­pris­ing that the live mu­sic scene isn’t ex­actly boom­ing around town. Thank­fully, we have the Rogue Stage, who, buck­ing the trend, are fre­quently bring­ing in­cred­i­ble act af­ter in­cred­i­ble act to Ro­torua to play in unique venues and giv­ing lo­cal mu­si­cians a chance to per­form in front of oth­ers. I was lucky enough to see their last show at the Princess Gate Ho­tel, where Hamil­ton folk duo Look­ing for Alaska sup­ported the cap­ti­vat­ing Tiny Ru­ins. The show ran smoothly and it had the kind of at­mos­phere where ev­ery­one was wel­come and en­com­passed in the warm glow which can only be ex­pe­ri­enced when mu­sic is be­ing cre­ated in front of you.

Thanks to Karin Vin­cent and the Rogue stage team for putting to­gether a great show. I would en­cour­age ev­ery­one to look up the Rogue stage and to make a point of head­ing along to one of their shows, to not only sup­port more great mu­sic in our city, but for a great night out.

Ryan Gray Ha­mu­rana


Ian Pir­rie, AKA The In­tri­cate Melody, at the Rogue Stage

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