9 Mar 2014

Local government and cultural venues

From Standing Room Only, 12:44 pm on 9 March 2014

The Hawke's Bay Opera house has been closed due to earthquake risk, despite millions being spent on strengthening work less than a decade ago. So what do Councils have to consider when deciding how much ratepayers money to pour into cultural venues? And what will new legislation going through readings in Parliament, mean for councils and ratepayers. President of Local Government New Zealand, Lawrence Yule, discusses these and other issues.