Museum Of Omnishambles In Hawke's Bay
Responding to today’s Dominion Post report that
Hawke’s Bay mayors knew that the new museum in Napier,
which opened in September and was funded by the Napier and
Hastings councils, can only store 40 per cent of the Museums
Trust’s collection, Jordan Williams of the Taxpayers’
“First the councils
overestimate museum visitor numbers by counting people who
were just using the bathrooms, and now we find out that
they’ve known for a year that the collection won’t fit.
It’s unbelievable that in 12 months officials haven’t
even organised alternative storage.”
Bill Dalton suggested yesterday that both councils knew of
the problems last year – a claim denied by Hastings Mayor
“A three children family doesn’t build
a two bedroom house, but Napier has built a museum
forgetting 40 per cent of its collection. It is a complete
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