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The Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust is committed to making good things happen in our community. Since its inception the Trust has returned over $100 million by way of grants to a range of community causes in Rotorua.

Latest News and Publications

Here you will find all the latest updates with the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust including media releases, 2016 annual report, newsletters, etc.

The Heritage Collection

Since the year 2000 the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust has been collecting and bringing home important local artworks which now represent a valuable historical record of Rotorua's artistic endeavour.

Heritage Collection

A celebration of artworks inspired by the Rotorua District and its people

Keen to preserve the region’s history, starting in 2000 the Rotorua Trust began collecting an important historical art record which reflects the artistic endeavour in the Rotorua District.

The artworks in various media have been purchased by the Trust for the people of Rotorua to enjoy generation upon generation. Spanning the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the collection features many well-known artists including:

  • Charles F Goldie
  • Charles Blomfield
  • Edward Bullmore
  • Edward W Payton
  • Brian Brake

The Collection is maintained on behalf of the Trust by the Rotorua Museum of Art and History – Te Whare Taonga O Te Arawa.

Rotorua Museum upgrade and display

In 2001 the Trust, in conjunction with the Rotorua District Council, oversaw and provided funding for the upgrading of the museum gallery to international standards.

The Trust, together with a number of key support partners, including the Rotorua Lakes Council worked with the Rotorua Museum Centennial Trust in relation to a project to complete the Museum building to its original plans.

This project was completed in 2011 and has resulted in the establishment of the Rotorua Trust Galleries which now enable the “Heritage Collection” to be displayed on a regular basis for the enjoyment of local people as well as the many people who visit Rotorua each year, for many generations to come.

Visit the Rotorua Museum website for more information.