Music to unite the community

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Music to unite the community

Jonathan
Chilton Towle
Rotorua Lakeside Concert Trust members
Rotorua pharmacy owner Ian Edward (fourth from the left) with Rotorua Lakeside Concert Trust members Ann Byrnes, Alex Wilson, Rawiri Waru, Trevor Maxwell, Cian Elyse White, Sue Gunn and Rotorua mayor Steve Chadwick

Rotorua born and bred pharmacist Ian Edward, has given his community the gift of music. Since 1996, the owner of Pharmacy 44 on Hinemoa and Pharmacy 44 on Pukaki has organised the annual Lakeside concert giving the Rotorua community access to some of New Zealand’s biggest stars. He speaks to Jonathan Chilton-Towle

What is the Rotorua Lakeside Concert?, It is an annual concert that brings together the best of Māori, classical and contemporary music in a format free and accessible to every citizen of t