Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Lotteries Grants Great news for Northland

PRESS RELEASE

06 March, 2014. (No of pages: 1)


Lotteries Grants Great news for Northland

The announcement today by the Minister of internal affairs of two lotteries grants for Northland Projects is wonderful news for Northland. Both will have significant benefits to their local communities and to Northland as a whole. A new Museum for Waitangi showcasing Aotearoa’s most significant historic site and The Hundertwasser Art Centre project in Whangarei showcasing contemporary Hundertwasser and Maori art will significantly add to Northlands visitor product offering and enhance the ‘sense of place’ that residents can be proud of.

In an article called ‘Temples of delight’ the Economist (Dec 2013) explained that museums are no longer simply be repositories of history but they have moved to interact with their community and visitors so people can learn about themselves, the world around them and their place in it. ‘The statistics suggest that these new-look museums are doing something right. Globally numbers have burgeoned from around 23,000 two decades ago to at least 55,000 now. In 2012 American Museums received 850 million visitors…which is more than all the big-league sporting events and theme parks combined.’

The Economist also re-visited the “Bilbao effect”. The Bilbao effect has been used to describe the immense success the building of a Frank Gehry designed Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, had for the local economy. The construction costs alone were in the order of US$100million. It was a very large investment for a City of approximately 350,000 people in 1997.

In its first three years the museum returned over Eruo$100 million in taxes to the regional government. 15 years later it was estimated to have added over Euro 2.4Billion to the regional economy and one million people visited the museum in 2012. At least half of those visitors were from abroad.

“These kinds of developments are no longer considered frivolous; they can be significant draw-cards and significant contributors to their local economies.” David Wilson says

Congratulations to the Waitangi National Trust and the Whangarei Art Museum Trust on their success today and the visionary leadership they have demonstrated for their communities, the region and New Zealand.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Labour: Cash For Charter Schools, Mould For State Schools

“Recently released financial statements show the Whangarei charter school He Puna Marama received $3.9 million in government funding to the end of last year. Yet their audited accounts show they only spent $1.4 million on education, leaving almost $2.5 million over two years unaccounted for." More>>

ALSO:

Kiwirail Plans Shift From Electric: National Urged Not To Take Backwards Step

The National Government shouldn’t drag New Zealand backwards by replacing its climate friendly electric trains with carbon-polluting diesel trains, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Capital Connection:

Harmful Digital Communication Bill Passes: Focus Must Be On Education

InternetNZ acknowledges the passage of the Harmful Digital Communications Bill into law this afternoon, and says that the sooner the education efforts at the heart of the legislation start, the better... More>>

ALSO:

3-Year Transport Plan: No Plans On Six Northland-Election Bridges

The Transport Authority’s decision to fund only four of the 10 bridges promised in National’s shameless Northland by-election bribe is a huge embarrassment for Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Labour’s Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

Gaza Blockade: Māori TV Crew Returning Safely From Israel

A Māori Television crew will be flown back from Israel after their boat was detained by the Israeli Navy while attempting to break the Gaza blockade. More>>

ALSO:

Family Violence: Increasing Reporting But Fewer Resolutions

“We are aware the Police have embarked on a significant programme of change in how they respond to family violence. The data suggests that adequate resourcing including investing in staff training, support and culture change will be required for this to be effective.” More>>

ALSO:

Health: NZ Children Still Suffer Rickets From Lack Of Vitamin D

Vitamin D deficiency continues to cause rickets in young New Zealanders, new University of Otago research has found. The researchers say that their finding suggests that at-risk mothers and children should be better targeted for Vitamin D supplementation. More>>

Also GPs, Housing, Milk: PM Press Conference On The UN Security Council

In a press conference today the Prime Minister discussed the upcoming appointment of New Zealand to chair the UN Security Council. He said they would put pressure Asad in Syria and attempt to “jump start” negotiations between Israel and Palestine. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: State Houses Could Sell To Overseas Groups

Bill English’s admission that he would sell hundreds of New Zealand’s state houses to the Australians is the latest lurch in the Government’s stumbling, half-baked housing policy, Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. More>>

ALSO:

AND:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news