About the Ceremonies

Tickets, seating, and parking for the ceremonies

The awards ceremonies are ticketed events due to limited seating at Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre. Tickets are required of all guests three years of age and over. Graduands do not need a ticket for themselves.

In early March, graduands will be mailed a package including a Graduation Handbook and the guest tickets they have requested on their graduation application form).

Important: If this package does not reach you by mail by Wednesday, 7 March, contact the graduation coordinator immediately; do not wait for the day of the event as it may be too late to graduate and/or secure tickets for guests.

  • Guest seating is by general admission, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The venue will likely be filled to capacity for each of the four ceremonies, so early arrival for seat selection is recommended.
  • Prams and push chairs are not allowed inside the auditorium.
  • An area is reserved for guests in wheelchairs. Please contact the graduation coordinator before the day if you or any of your guests require wheelchair access or assistance of any kind.
  • Venue parking is limited so we suggest you allow plenty of time to secure a park.

Whānau and friends attending

Each awards ceremony is a formal event and will run for about two hours. Tautoko (support) in the form of waiata or haka from whānau and friends is encouraged at the ceremonies.

Please turn mobile phones to silent, and keep young children from being disruptive to guests around them.

Tea and light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

Graduation events

For information on your ceremony, select one of the following graduation events.

  • Rotorua Graduation

    Graduation 2018 - Tuesday 27 March

    27 Mar 2018, Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre , Rotorua
    Please note: above times are indicative only, and will be confirmed closer to the day.

  • Rotorua Graduation

    Graduation 2018 - Wednesday 28 March

    28 Mar 2018, Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre , Rotorua
    Please note: above times are indicative only, and will be confirmed closer to the day.

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Page last updated: 11 Jul 2017