Gallipoli exhibition serves as a warning for film museum
2 JULY 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Problems dogging a Wellington Gallipoli exhibition bode badly for the City Council’s film museum project, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.
Taxpayers' Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “Taxpayers could be on the hook to buy a $50 million historic building to avoid the closure of an expensive Gallipoli exhibition.”
“This should cast even further doubt on Wellington City Council’s film museum project, another Peter Jackson partnership that has seen major delays and ballooning costs.”
“The common theme between the Gallipoli exhibition and the film museum is a government entity eager to attach itself to a big name director. Then the unholy ego combination of Sir Peter and the politicians leaves timeliness and affordability forgotten.”
“The Council and Government think they’re building cultural credibility by teaming up with Sir Peter, but ratepayers and taxpayers will see things differently once the bills arrive.”