Three months to sway CODC over museum move


The News  11 June 2021 Central Otago Heritage Trust chairman David Ritchie has successfully convinced the Central Otago District Council to delay bringing museum management in-house. The district’s museum sector now has three months to convince the council it can work together on a management model to co-ordinate museum activities and collections in the Cromwell, Vincent, Teviot and Maniototo wards. When developing the 2021-31 long-term plan last year, the council suggested it create a new heritage role and manage all museums in-house. The role would be funded by $49,000 in previously allocated council grant funds and part rate-funded at $35,000. At [...]