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Millennium Pavillion to receive facelift

16 Jun 2022, 1:28 PM



Our treasured Millennium Pavillion on Rora Street will soon be receiving a restoration makeover to bring it back to its original condition.

A restoration assessment has been completed, and because the Poutokomanawa cannot be removed, work on the carving will be completed onsite. This will likely take several weeks and will be subject to weather conditions.

Financial assistance for the restoration project was sourced from Waitomo District Council and Trust Waikato.

The Millennium Pavilion (Te Kuititanga O Nga Whakaaro) was opened on 11 December 1999 to celebrate our people, our heritage and our history.

It was erected by the Shearing Capital Promotions Trust with involvement of local carvers Mitch Hughes, Tui Waretini, Alan Hughes, George Atutahi, Gus Rata and Sonny Teddy.