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

Resourceful Skills Workshops with Rekindle

16 June - 23 July 2018

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Time+Grid+Now at The Central

21 June - 22 July 2018

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Matariki Celebrations

21 June - 22 July 2018

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Kirsty Bedi – finding inspiration in Te Taiao, the natural environment

6 - 7 July 2018 (Matariki Mākete)

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Matariki Night Markets

6 - 7 July 2018

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KidsFest Pots and Pieces

9 - 10 July 2018

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KidsFest Amazing Atoms

9 - 10 July, 16 - 17 July 2018

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KidsFest Fudge Cottage Workshops

9 - 20 July 2018

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UC Winter Series

22 July - 23 September 2018

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My Heartland – by Ira Mitchell-Kirk

6th - 19th August 2018

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House of Travel Botanic D’Lights

8 - 12 August 2018

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Mid Winter Carnival

24 - 25 August 2018

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Rembrandt Remastered

5 September - 3 October 2018

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Rekindle’s new home at the Arts Centre

12 June 2018

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2018 Canterbury Heritage Awards Finalists

26 April 2018

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New Arts Centre Chief Executive Appointment

10 April 2018

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Sunday Guided Heritage Tour

1.30pm every Sunday

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Great Hall Lunchtime Concerts

Last Monday of every month

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The Actor’s Dojo

6.30–8.30pm during school terms

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UC Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Fridays during Uni term

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