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Full steam ahead for New Lynn Library

Media Release
17 June 2005

Full steam ahead for New Lynn Library

The last mayor of New Lynn (1989), Bruce McNaughton, and New Lynn Councillor Derek Battersby stand at the front of the partially-completed New Lynn library.

Six months after work started, the roof is now on the New Lynn Library.

At the completion celebration earlier this afternoon, New Lynn Councillor Derek Battersby hoped the community will appreciate the integration of the library with a service centre and the Citizen’s Advice Bureau (CAB).

Glen Eden Library led the way with the integration of a public meeting room, learning centre, CAB and library in one building. The move to integrate reflects the move to have libraries as centres of learning for the whole community, encompassing teaching, information, books, cds and dvds, along with an extended children’s area.

Watts and Hughes Construction, who built the New Lynn Community Centre, are on target to finish the complex and be ready for opening in October this year. Architects CraigCraigMoller have designed the complex with a large canopy which extends out over Memorial Square.


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