Renewable energy room

A brand new room has been added to the Rutherford’s Den experience, themed around renewable energy and its importance to New Zealand, proudly sponsored by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA).

The main exhibit in the room is a life-sized colourful interactive screen, where users move certain parts of their body to trigger actions on the screen, involving geothermal, hydro, wind, wave and solar power generation. Watch the video to see how it works.

Rutherford’s Den Future Energy Showcase from the Arts Centre – Christchurch on Vimeo.

There are also interesting exhibits discussing where our energy comes from in New Zealand, and what is driving increased energy requirements.

Did you know – 80% of our electricity in 2014 was powered by renewable resources?

Ernest Rutherford explored new ways of producing energy and finding sources of power as part of some of his experimentation in the 1930s.

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We are grateful to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) for their sponsorship towards the activities in this room.

Upcoming Events

Beyond the Grave: Death in Ancient Times

5 May 2018 - 24 February 2019

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The Arts Centre Mākete

Every Sunday

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Object Show

31 January - 3 March 2019

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Floral Collective by Kieran Fensom

2 - 26 February 2019

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New Music Central – Mukhlisa

18 February 2019

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Lynne Lambert: Glass Half Empty – Glass Half Full

19 February - 3 March 2019

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Design Assembly business workshop

20 February 2019

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School of Music Friday Lunchtime Concert Series

Every Friday from 22 February 2019

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concert Series

25 February - 25 November 2019

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New Music Central – Poetry as Song

25 February 2019

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Indigo dye and shibori workshops

2 & 3 March 2019

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New Music Central – Lawrence Axelrod (USA)

4 March 2019

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Birds of a Feather exhibition

4 - 10 March 2019

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New Music Central – Berlin to Broadway

11 March 2019

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New Music Central – The Court Jesters

25 March 2019

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New Music Central – David McGregor

1 April 2019

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Fantastic Feasts

6 April 2019 - 23 February 2020

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Matariki 2019

25 Pipiri June - 7 Hōngongoi July 2019

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Sunday Guided Heritage Tour

1.30pm every Sunday

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Hire the Great Hall

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