Earthquake tours and film - free with admission
Wednesday 15 January 2014
Earthquake tours and
film - free with admission
Visitors can now get more
out of their next visit to MTG by joining a guided tour of
our new 1931 earthquake exhibition and watching
the film Survivor Stories by Gayleen Preston.
at 11am and 2pm and screenings run regularly throughout the
Both are free with admission.
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On The Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>