Mt Tarawera Eruption Commemoration

Rob Griffiths —  10/06/2010
Rosy Tin Teacaddy - Rainbow Mountain

Rosy Tin Teacaddy - Rainbow Mountain

As reported in a previous post – Rosy Tin Teacaddy are to play at the Tarawera Commemoration evening on Saturday 12th June 2010.

Billy Earl & Betty Grey are the creative geniuses behind the indie-folk band, Rosy Tin Teacaddy. As apart of the Wild creations programme they have come up with the inspiring idea of creating a new collection of songs based on their experiences, the land, and the people and stories of Tarawera.

The Wild Creations residency programme is a partnership between Creative NZ (Provides the funding) and the Department of Conservation (Host the artists) allowing great folks like Billy & Betty the opportunity to get away from it all and do what they do best – create!

The commemoration of the Tarawera eruption is run annually at the Buried Village on the first weekend following the anniversay (10th June 1886).

Buried Village Eruption Commemoration
Saturday 12th June 7pm – 9pm

Bookings essential by calling: 07 362 8287

The evening involves a couple of presentations by Anne Summerville (Rotorua Museum) and Phil Andrews (Historian/Author). Also, a special appearance by Rosy Tea Tincaddy (Billy Earl & Betty Grey) from the DOC/Creative New Zealand Wild Creations programme. They will be playing a number of their tracks that have been created during there stay in the area.

This will be a great chance to see them live. But don’t despair if Saturday doesn’t work for you. They are planning a gig during there final stay in the area (Rotorua) in August which all will be welcome. Details to come.

Hope to see you there!

Rob Griffiths


I ski, rock climb, whitewater kayak and mountain bike. In my spare time I have a crack at being the Community Relations ranger at Rotorua Lakes. Fortunately our office is on the back door of NZ's premier mountain biking area, has numerous rivers nearby, is just over an hour to to the Nth Is best rock climbing at Wharepapa and just a couple of hours from the snow. I love my job!

2 responses to Mt Tarawera Eruption Commemoration


    I saw these guys at Bats in Wellington a couple of weeks ago.

      Rob Griffiths 14/06/2010 at 9:13 am

      Big thabnks to all those that attended Saturday night. Fantastic performance by RTT on what was a special night.