17 April 2015
KAWERAU’S library experienced a quieter March this year with only 6854 visitors, a drop from 8359 visitors in the same month last year.
During a Kawerau District Council meeting on Tuesday, finance and corporate services manager Peter Christophers cited the town’s sixtieth anniversary for the high 2014 number.
But since the start of 2015 the overall number of people who passed through the centre’s doors was almost 500 ahead of the same time the previous year.
Museum staff were preparing for work to begin on the museum’s workshop and archive space at 16-18 Jellicoe Court after receiving a report from heritage management consultant John Coster.
The council has been waiting on a final structural engineering report to have plans and costing finalised.
The Jellicoe Court site featured an emergency preparedness display at the start of March, which switched to a Kawerau Civil Defence display later in the month.
An information brochure about the museum was also produced last month for the Kawerau and Whakatane information centres.
Source: Whakatane Beacon