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


Auckland Central Library Opens Revamped G-Floor

Auckland City Council

Central City Library Opens Refurbished Ground Floor

From this week on, the one million annual visitors to the Central City Library will be able to fully enjoy the benefits of the newly refurbished Library. All of the Ground Floor is now "open" marking the completion of all the new public areas.

Since 1994, the Central City Library has been in the process of transformation a major building upgrade was needed to enable the Library to deliver world-class facilities to the community it serves. The project, managed by City Property, has been completed on time, within budget and with minimal disruption to Library services.

City Librarian Barbara Birkbeck says all the Library’s loyal customers have been remarkably patient during this process of change, "Now is the time for the people of Auckland to come and experience the difference".

The final phase of the refurbishment project encompassing a conference suite, staff and administration areas will be completed in March 2000 and major celebrations are planned to mark this milestone in the provision of exceptional facilities for Auckland City at this time.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Erebus Memorial In Parnell

Social media can be a wonderful tool for bringing people together in a common cause. It can also be a seedbed and spreader of mis-information on a community-wide scale. To which category do the protests against the siting of an Erebus memorial (to the 257 New Zealanders who died in that tragedy) in a secluded corner of a Parnell park happen to belong? IMO, it is clearly the latter, and the reasons for thinking so are explained below... More>>


National: Proposed Hate Speech Laws A Step Too Far

Reports of the Government’s proposed new hate speech laws go a step too far and risk sacrificing the freedoms New Zealanders enjoy, National’s Justice spokesperson Simon Bridges says. “The reforms are supposedly including protections to every ... More>>


Agriculture: Government To Phase Out Live Exports By Sea

The Government has announced that the export of livestock by sea will cease following a transition period of up to two years, said Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. “At the heart of our decision is upholding New Zealand’s reputation for high ... More>>


Norman Gemmell: New Zealand’s New Housing Policy Is Really Just A New Tax Package — And It’s A Shambles

Norman Gemmell , Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington Economists like to talk about “optimal policy instruments” — essentially, policies that achieve their objectives more effectively or efficiently than the alternatives, and ... More>>

Claire Breen: ACC’s Policy Of Not Covering Birth Injuries Is One More Sign The System Is Overdue For Reform

Claire Breen , University of Waikato Recent media coverage of women not being able to get treatment for birth injuries highlights yet another example of gender bias in healthcare in New Zealand. More>>

Police: Police Accept Findings Of IPCA Report Into Photographs Taken At Checkpoint

Police accept the findings of a report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) relating to photographs taken at a checkpoint in Northland. On November 16, 2019, Police set up a checkpoint down the road from a fight night event in Ruakaka ... More>>


Health: Drug-Testing Law To Be Made Permanent

Interim legislation that is already proving to keep people safer from drugs will be made permanent, Health Minister Andrew Little says. More>>




InfoPages News Channels