29 Aug 2011

Te Papa manager in assault case quits

12:41 pm on 29 August 2011

The manager at Te Papa who pleaded guilty to assaulting his pregnant former partner but was not convicted has resigned from his job at the museum.

Noel James Osborne resigned from his position as a collections manager of Maori artefacts on Wednesday.

Te Papa says the resignation was for personal reasons.

During a Wellington District Court hearing earlier this month, Mr Osborne's lawyer, Chris Pointer said a conviction would stop his client from travelling as part of his work at the museum.

Mr Osborne was then acquitted of assaulting his partner in April.

The police say Mr Osborne's resignation does not alter that outcome and they will be taking no further action.