March 06, 2014
History cut short
The Public Service Association is concerned that slashing the number of staff working on Te Ara will make it hard to keep the online New Zealand encylopedia up to date.
National secretary Brenda Pilott is urging the Ministry for Culture and Heritage is to rethink the cuts.
She says Te Ara has developed into a fantastic resource for New Zealanders and others interested in the country’s heritage, and is one of the best publicly available places to find out about Maori history.
She says history is constantly being made, and it will be hard to keep up with fewer staff.
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