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Town Museum

 |  Hella Dencker  | 

I have been visiting Whitianga over the summer months for twenty years. Over that time, I have noticed the way the Council and others have worked hard to transform what was once a sleepy village into a small attractive town.

But I am left wondering about the Museum. Although it is in a prime position, nothing has been done to improve the grounds in front of the museum or the building frontage. It has been the same dreary picture for years; a few rusty iron objects that mean nothing to anyone, three bushes with nameplates, and then there’s a potted plant that is fighting for survival. It is a bleak uninviting sight. First impressions are not good. It seems to me that many potential visitors will be put off entering, preferring to spend time in the cafes close by, or visit other attractions in town.

Could those responsible do something? As it is, I feel it is letting an attractive waterfront down badly.

I have been visiting Whitianga over the summer months for twenty years. Over that time, I have noticed the way the Council and others have worked hard to transform what was once a sleepy village into a small attractive town.

But I am left wondering about the Museum. Although it is in a prime position, nothing has been done to improve the grounds in front of the museum or the building frontage. It has been the same dreary picture for years; a few rusty iron objects that mean nothing to anyone, three bushes with nameplates, and then there’s a potted plant that is fighting for survival. It is a bleak uninviting sight. First impressions are not good. It seems to me that many potential visitors will be put off entering, preferring to spend time in the cafes close by, or visit other attractions in town.

Could those responsible do something? As it is, I feel it is letting an attractive waterfront down badly.


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