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Hawke’s Bay Opera House & Arts Precinct Redevelopment Update – June 2018

The strengthening and refurbishment of the Hawke’s Bay Opera House is progressing to programme, with much of the key work on the ground floor now completed. Read our June 2018 newsletter ... Read more

A Diva in the CBD – Michal McKay, Bay Buzz Issue 41

The following is a reproduction of Michal McKay’s article which appeared in issue 41 of Bay Buzz magazine. You can read the article in full here.  Opera houses around the world are experiencing a resurgence. None more so than the... Read more

Hawke’s Bay Opera House Precinct Redevelopment Update – December 2017

Earthquake strengthening work at the Opera House is well underway with the project running on schedule. The $11.1 million earthquake strengthening of the Hawke’s Bay Opera House started on 2 August and is expected to take 20 to 24 months. ... Read more

Hawke’s Bay Opera House Precinct Redevelopment Update – September 2017

Earthquake strengthening work at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House is underway, with Gemco Construction taking over the site from 1 August 2017. Click the link below to read the September 2017 newsletter in full. Hawke’s Bay Opera House... Read more

Hawke’s Bay Opera House Precinct Redevelopment Update – August 2017

The Hawke’s Bay Opera House is one of the Southern Hemisphere’s most impressive examples of Spanish Mission architecture. Built in 1915, it is a heritage one category building, as is the neighbouring Municipal Building. Click the link... Read more

Four options for Plaza roof

The next step on the way to making the Plaza a more usable space was taken today, when Hastings councillors considered new roof options for the facility. In extensive public consultation last year residents asked that a permanent roof be built... Read more

Hawke’s Bay Opera House Precinct Redevelopment Update – June 2017

Hastings District Council welcomed the announcement of significant support from the government for the earthquake strengthening of the Hawke’s Bay Opera House. Click the link below to read our June 2017 newsletter in full. Hawke’s Bay... Read more

Hawke’s Bay Opera House Precinct Redevelopment Update – May 2017

Gemco Construction has been announced as the successful tenderer to prepare detailed construction designs. Once approved by Council, physical work will begin in August 2017 and take approximately 18 months. Click the link below to read our May 2017... Read more