Another white elephant

New Zealand has become a country of imbalances; a country that bows to the whims and desires of the few. If a small circle of people in Tauranga want a museum then let them pay for it or raise the money and fund maintenance.

Tauranga is too small to fund a museum and I am sure most ratepayers would resent having to pay for another white elephant.

I have been to the Auckland Museum many times and quite often my wife and I have been the only people in that huge museum. One wonders would a museum in Tauranga be the same?

Ratepayers should only be expected to pay for the needs of the ratepayers, not the whims and desires of small pressure groups.

Our great grandchildren and further on than that will be paying for such a white elephant as the cost to run and maintain the place escalates year by year and at the same time live in fear of the day the debt burble is going to burst.

A Bourne, Bethlehem.



3 Comments

So........(re. referendum)

Posted on 18-08-2017 23:06 | By groutby

....no one?..speaks volumes as to your commitment eh?

and that........

Posted on 11-08-2017 21:46 | By groutby

..........is precisely why we need a binding referendum on this (and probably other) TCC spending intentions..with OUR money. Meanwhile, could we have a show of hands from the "Pro" museum"ites" of who is in agreement with a binding referendum?..any takers?....anyone at all?....

Debt Burden

Posted on 11-08-2017 12:37 | By MISS ADVENTURE

There is no worries with that, Standard & Poors in 2013 were very conerned at eh very high levels of debt, but not a worry at all as simply need to increase rates, problem solved.

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