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

 


Findings from review pave positive future for MTG HB

Findings from review pave positive future for MTG HB

Napier City Council is looking forward to a positive future for MTG Hawke’s Bay having received the final review on the facility from McDermott Miller Strategies.

Since MTG Hawke’s Bay re-opened in September in 2013 Napier City Council acknowledged some fine tuning was required in order for the facility to operate to its full potential, and commissioned the independent review.

Napier City Council Chief Executive, Wayne Jack says the Council initiated the review with the aim of finding the right path forward for MTG Hawke’s Bay.
“Our priority is for MTG to realise its full potential,” Mr Jack said. “We want to get it back on track so it will be embraced by locals and visitors alike.”
The key summary recommendations from the review are that MTG:

· Reviews its strategic approach

· Includes more regional exhibitions

· Further enhance its Taonga Maori and Social History displays

· Increases space available for mounting exhibitions and increase the number of items being exhibited

· Reviews its pricing structure

· Looks at additional storage options

As a result of the recommendations, and in consultation with Hastings District Council, Napier City Council will consider the following:
· Relocation of archives currently located at the MTG, to the Napier Library building

· Additional storage capacity for the MTG in an off-site Council location

· Look into design and preliminary costings of an additional storage facility

· New admission pricing of $10 for both adult residents and non-residents and $7.50 for students and senior citizens

“It is important to reiterate that Council is extremely proud of MTG. It houses a collection of national importance and earlier this year it won ‘Best Project’ at the NZ Museums Awards 2014,” Mr Jack said.

“The report is extremely thorough and will assist us in moving forward and that is exactly what we plan on doing.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf Issue #49: Gordon Campbell Interviews Laila Harre

For 25 years, Labour and National have been in virtual agreement about the basics of economic policy, and differed mainly on how to go about managing its social consequences.

Such is the power of the economic orthodoxy that when opposition parties arise – say, in the shape of the Greens – their “credibility” is measured by the extent to which they give the appearance of learning and abiding by the ruling consensus.

The tension between the desire for change – and the inability of the current political framework to deliver it – creates openings for populists of all stripes. It is what has made the emergence of Internet Mana so interesting. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Gordon Campbell: On National’s Electorate Deals

For all the talk yesterday from Prime Minister John Key about National being transparent about its electorate deals in Epsom and Ohariu, that transparency is entirely front-loaded. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Oil Drilling Face-Off With Labour

The key policy points in the Green Party’s plan to protect our beaches from oil spills are to:
1. Prohibit deep sea oil drilling; 2. Implement compulsory shipping lanes for coastal shipping; 3. Build Maritime New Zealand’s oil spill response capability; and 4. Introduce a stronger legal framework so that when accidents do happen, the New Zealand taxpayer does not have to pay for the clean-up. More>>

ALSO:


Nick Smith v Fish & Game:

Minister Told Of FBI Investigation, Says INZ: Coleman Must Quit Or Be Sacked Over Dotcom Case - Harré

Immigration New Zealand has done the right thing in distancing itself from Jonathan Coleman’s claims that ministers were not aware of FBI involvement in Kim Dotcom’s residency application, says the Internet Party. More>>

ALSO:

Valedictory Season: Maori Party Founders Say Goodbye

Two major Maori MPs gave there farewell speeches to Parliament Thursday outlining their history, experiences, triumphs and regrets. More>>

ALSO:

Resignation Not Accepted: Transport Minister Breaches Aviation Security Rules

"Running late for a plane at Christchurch Airport, I without thought breached airport and airline security rules by entering the gate lounge through a door usually used for exit only..." More>>

ALSO:

TAIC Report: Urgent Recommendations After Melling Rail Accident

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has made four urgent recommendations to KiwiRail following the accident two months ago (27 May) when a Matangi passenger train collided with a stop block at Melling Station, Lower Hutt. More>>

ALSO:

Red Tape: Local Regulations Go Under Microscope

The Government says it is accepting nearly all of the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Spending Questions: Claudette Hauiti To Step Aside At Election

National Party President Peter Goodfellow confirms that he has received notification from List MP Claudette Hauiti that she plans to step aside at the 20 September election. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news