Rotorua's iconic Pohutu Geyser will provide a spectacular backdrop to the spine-tingling voices of the award-winning New Zealand Youth Choir at a special performance this week

The 50-strong choir, conducted by music director David Squire, will perform the special concert on Wednesday, February 14 at 11.30am.

Te Puia general manager sales and marketing Kiri Atkinson-Crean said the special performance was an ideal time for locals to visit, listen to the choir, and reacquaint themselves with the geothermal wonders of Te Whakarewarewa valley, and the Maori cultural offerings which are part of our legislated mandate to ensure the survival of traditional arts and craft.

"The choir performing amongst the geothermal wonders of Te Whakarewarewa geothermal valley is set to be an enchanting experience. We hope locals will make the most of the whanau cards to support the New Zealand Youth Choir."


Te Puia's whanau card gives Rotorua residents free access to Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute allowing them to enjoy the performance and the rest of Te Puia at no cost.

Atkinson-Crean said the card gave locals unlimited entry for a year, as well as extensive discounts on various products.

Whanau card holders will also be able to stroll through the active geothermal valley, see the resident kiwi in the kiwi house, watch carvers and weavers at work and enjoy refreshments in the on-site cafe.

Those wanting to apply for a whanau card can do so at the front office. Photo ID and proof of Rotorua residential address, such as a power or phone bill, is required.