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New Lynn Library name decided

Library name decided

New Lynn’s new library is now officially named the New Lynn War Memorial Library. The Council’s City Development Committee decided to adopt the name this month.

The New Lynn War Memorial Library will encompass the new library and memorial square which fronts onto Memorial Drive and reflects a legal agreement that the memory of New Lynn’s fallen soldiers would be preserved in perpetuity via a permanent memorial.

Support for retaining the war memorial name was backed up by information from the city’s archives that showed the Council as a trustee of the area probably had a legal obligation to preserve the memorial permanently.

“The name was agreed on a long time ago and acknowledges the soldiers from the area who gave their lives in the world wars,” says Councillor Penny Hulse, Chair of the City Development Committee.

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