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Media Release
For Immediate Release
20 April 2015


Gold Discovery Centre named finalist in the ServiceIQ Awards.

Six months after officially opening, the Waihi Gold Discovery Centre continues to gain a reputation for high quality and exceptional service, having now been named a finalist in the ServiceIQ Museum Awards under the Best Museum Visitor Experience category.

"This is a fantastic achievement in a relatively short time and along with our recent summer survey results, confirms that a relevant and high quality visitor experience has been developed and delivered for the community of Waihi and the wider Coromandel region," says Eddie Morrow, General Manger Waihi Gold Discovery Centre.

Twenty-two finalists have been selected from a strong show of entries, says Museums Aotearoa Executive Director Phillipa Tocker. “The high calibre of creativity, imagination, and depth and range of entries demonstrates how museums and galleries are engaging, entertaining and ultimately satisfying audiences all over the country.”

ServiceIQ Chief Executive Dean Minchington says: "Museums and galleries showcase our country’s rich heritage and contemporary culture, and serve the interests of both New Zealanders and tourists. These days, with so many competing options for our time – from movies, outdoor pursuits to sports and shopping – New Zealand museums are successfully getting on people’s consideration list by offering compelling shows plus all-round excellent customer service, from edifying exhibition tours to great service at the museum store."

Guest judge Te Radar, who will also host the ServiceIQ Museum Awards celebration in Dunedin on 7 May, is impressed with the quality of the entries. "With our finalists, we have a real celebration of the diversity of our museums and galleries and projects," he says.


For more information, please contact:

Eddie Morrow
General Manager | Waihi Gold Discovery Centre
t: +64 7 863 3427  |  m: +64 27 271 4044






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