Topic: Rotorua Energy Events Centre

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2003 -

A $10m donation from the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust was given to Rotorua District Council to upgrade the Sportsdrome. Council then had to come up with the rest of what would be required to build this World Class facility for sports events, kapa haka, conferences and much more.

To follow the progress of this project to it's completion here is a selected list of articles from The Daily Post & Rotorua Review that are available to view on microfilm at the Rotorua District Library.

23 April 2003  Daily Post  Upgrade mooted : Sportsdrome seen in poor light 
25 June 2003 Daily Post Sportsdrome expansion welcomed
29 April 2005 Daily Post Red tape stalls plans for events centre : Rotorua public must have say on $21m project, council told / Rebecca Devine
05 May 2005 Rotorua Review Centre bulges to $25.1m [Phil Campbell]
10 May 2005 Rotorua Review $14m kick for events centre [Phil Campbell]
14 June 2005  Daily Post  Rotorua gears up for start of new centre 
25 June 2005  Daily Post  $10m to upgrade Sportsdrome
28 June 2005  Rotorua Review  Work starts on $21m events centre / Mike Smith
30 June 2005  Daily Post  Events Centre cost explodes : work on $25m project to start next week 
05 July 2005 Rotorua Review Centre bulges to $25.1m / Phil Campbell
05 July 2005 Rotorua Review Trust adds $2.5m to original $10m project / Phil Campbell
19 July 2005  Daily Post  Events Centre set to be spectacular / Rebecca Devine
20 September 2005  Rotorua Review  Events Centre catering issue put on RDC menu / Phil Campbell
25 October 2005  Rotorua Review  Cr Gould, events centre of attention / Phil Campbell
26 October 2005  Daily Post  Councillors delay a decision on catering / Rebecca Devine
01 November 2005  Rotorua Review  Councillors give centre another serve 'sum a drop in the ocean' / Phil Campbell
08 November 2005  Rotorua Review  Frank discussion on catering held by councillors, Rotorua hoteliers / Phil Campbell
08 November 2005  Rotorua Review  Councillors blow their stacks over Events Centre / Phil Campbell
08 November 2005  Daily Post  Council U-turn opens up catering contract / Rebecca Devine
22 November 2005  Rotorua Review  Whose catering right is it anyway / Phil Campbell
06 December 2005  Daily Post  Events Centre downscaled as developers worry about costs / Rebecca Devine
13 December 2005  Rotorua Review  Another sign for Energy Events Centre programme / Phil Campbell
04 February 2006  Daily Post  Experts cost events centre $3m. / Rebecca Devine
31 March 2006  Daily Post  Rotorua wins bid to host NZ's major tourism forum / Leanne Bell
02 May 2006  Daily Post  Centre over budget but on time : first booking looms for venue as officials face financial blow-outs / Rebecca Devine
02 May 2006  Rotorua Review  Marketing consortium formed in Rotorua / [Phil Campbell]
13 May 2006  Daily Post  Furore over catering contract / Rebecca Devine
17 October 2006  Rotorua Review  Add ons to centre adding on costs : from $25m to $28m / Phil Campbell
17 October 2006  Daily Post  Centre heads for $1.2m blow-out / Rebecca Devine
19 October 2006  Daily Post  Firms to be held accountable for events centre advice / Rebecca Devine
19 October 2006  Daily Post  Oversights take gloss off events centre / Jill Nicholas
24 October 2006  Daily Post  Who will take responsibility / Letters to the Editor
24 October 2006  Rotorua Review  Events Centre costs spur debate : consultants under fire at Council meeting [Phil Campbell]
09 January 2007  Rotorua Review  Photo - Two months until the official opening  
13 February 2007  Rotorua Review  Dummy run for centre opening a success [Phil Campbell]
15 March 2007  Inside Tourism Events Centre ideal venue for TRENZ, says PM / Nigel Coventry

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Rotorua Energy Events Centre

City:Queens Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua

9 Queens Drive, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Latitude and Longitude coordinates: -38.1354558,176.26060970000003

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