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Leamington band rotunda

Leamington band rotunda

The two-storey, octagonal band rotunda at Leamington (the south side of Cambridge) is probably unique in New Zealand. It was built in 1910 on the Leamington Recreation Reserve to house a dressing room and tea room, with a space for the band to play on top. In 1983 there was fierce local opposition to plans to demolish the lower storey and site the band rotunda in central Cambridge. It was saved and renovated, and in 1992 moved to another position in the reserve as a way of preventing vandalism.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Waikato places - Cambridge', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/27326/leamington-band-rotunda (accessed 9 December 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, updated 11 Jun 2015