Physical on-site works for the Waikato Regional Theatre got underway in mid-October when Hamilton was at the Level 3 Covid Alert Level.

At that point the media picked up on the Hamilton City Council’s announcement that the Riff Raff Statue was being removed from Embassy Park for the duration of the Theatre’s construction.

Riff Raff Statue on the move – Our Hamilton (HCC) story.
Hamilton's Riff Raff statue to be given temporary home as theatre build ramps up – Waikato Times-Stuff story and video.

Then with the drop to Level 2, people returning to the South End of the CBD has been able to see the demolition work underway, prompting local media to start their planned regular coverage of the build over the last few days.

Waikato Regional Theatre's design a nod to the city's past – Waikato Times-Stuff story and video.

Work begins on $80m theatre in Hamilton – RNZ story.

Work starts on new performing arts theatre in Hamilton – RNZ Morning Report audio.

Hamilton takes centre stage: World-class performing arts centre and creative precinct for Waikato – Waikato Herald.

There will be more to come, we’ll keep you posted!

Ngaa mihi

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