Go Local! Hotel Armitage reaches another refurbishment milestone

By Zoe Hunter

Bay of Plenty Times

He said they had poured a lot of time, love and money renovating the hotel, which had been in Tauranga for 50 years.

“We’ve always had a lot of positive feedback from the community who have had connections with this hotel over the years whether it was for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings.

“I think having that support gave us the confidence we could bring it back to life.”

Morley Powell was responsible for restoring Tuti Tukaokao’s carving, which was now back above the hotel entranceway.

Powell said the carving represented the three iwi in the area: Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngāti Pūkenga.

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