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The South Waikato Arts Trust AGM – The Plaza a Treasured Community Resource

The South Waikato Arts Trust AGM was held last night at the Plaza Theatre, Putaruru.

In her report, Chairman Bobbi Sheriff stated that the year had been “busy but productive. Our calendar has been full, and with more bookings for the rest of this year, this will be a continuing trend.”

Since the previous AGM there have been a few staffing changes. The work of the resigning caretaker Don Hughes was invaluable as was the contribution of Nora Martelleti an original member of the Trust since it began eighteen years ago. She has now stood down.

Member, John Ten Veld moved during the year. “His knowledge of the technical aspects of the theatre will be missed,” said Bobbi.

The refurbishment of the Arthur Fountain Studio is now under way with the Trust and the Council working together on this. The redevelopment will greatly improve the facilities for performers and also become another space available for hireage.

In conclusion, Bobbi shared the South Waikato Arts Trust’s vision of the Plaza – to build and “maintain the reputation we have established with performers locally, around New Zealand and overseas.”

Below are images from several recent events at the Plaza – a community resource to be supported and treasured.