September 08, 2013
Quake plan creates opportunity for Manukau
Some of Te Papa’s treasures could be displayed and stored in South Auckland.
Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson and Auckland Mayor Len Brown say they will investigate the development of a national centre for cultural collections, exhibitions, education and touring.
Mr Brown says the centre will be in Hayman Park, next to the Manukau train station.
He says there will be significant economic and cultural benefits for the city.
Mr Finlayson says the centre would improve the accessibility of collections to the community, researchers and other institutions.
Te Papa wants to move some of its collections out of Wellington because of the risk of natural hazards like earthquakes.
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