Topic: Halls in Rotorua

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Early entertainment in Rotorua

Ana Hato at Peerless Hall, Rotorua  

The famous Ana Hato and the Tuhourangi Maori Entertainers will give their unique entertainment in the Peerless Hall, Rotorua.  This hall was on Pukuatua Street, where Zippy's Central Bar & Cafe are now (2012-)

"Ana Hato always sang with Deane Waratini, her cousin" Andrew Te Amo.

Rotorua Chronicle, 4 December 1929 : "Queen Ana of Rotorua" -  Many hundreds of her loyal subjects last night joined in the ceremonial coronation of the winning Queen of the recent Catholic Queen Carnival, Queen Ana (Miss Ana Hato ) of Rotorua being crowned midst all the pomp and splendour of a true daughter of the land. At an early hour the Majestic Ballroom became crowded with friends and supporters and it was seen that even its enlarged floor space would not be sufficient to comfortably house the huge crowd assembling. Shalfoon's 'Melody Boys' burst into a tuneful rhythm sharp on the hour of eight and for about an hour were kept to the business of filling the hall with a torrent of sweet sound"    To read the full article, ask for the Don Stafford File : Churches, on the 2nd Floor of Rotorua District Library.

In 1911 there was an Assembly Hall on Tutanekai Street which was later used to welcome King Edward VII.

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Halls in Rotorua


1149 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Latitude and Longitude coordinates: -38.1367255,176.25217870000006

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