Passion For Opera House Rebuild

Herman Wismeyer lives and breathes the Hawke’s Bay Opera House. For him, it isn’t merely a job, but a passion which saw him restart his own business to take on its redevelopment.

Hawke’s Bay born and bred, Wismeyer spent 30 years in Europe before coming back to work as the principal project manager for WSP Opus on the Christchurch rebuild.

But when he heard about the Opera House project, he knew he had to move back to his roots to help.

Photo: Focus Project manager Herman Wismeyer, with steel reinforcing for a new sheer wall which will be poured next to the original brick structure in the Opera House. Photo / Duncan Brown For morCapturee on this and other great Hawke’s Bay stories go to Posted: 6 February 2019