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Kawerau museum renovations prepared

20 March 2015

REPORTS on the new workshop and archive area planned for Kawerau’s museum are expected to be released this month, before renovations to the 16-18 Jellicoe Court site begin later in the year.

Kawerau District Council heard about the progress at a regulatory and services committee meeting on Tuesday.

Finance and corporate services manager Peter Christophers said heritage management consultant John Coster looked at the space last month and was expected to complete a final report this month.

A structural engineering report was also being prepared, he said.

During February, museum staff created three community exhibition boards that could be lent to groups for community displays. They also completed an inventory of wooden patterns housed at the Ron Hardie Recreation Centre.

Mr Christophers said staff had begun research for an exhibition based on the 60th anniversary of the King of the Mountain race this year, which began in 1955.

February was quieter for library staff as children returned to school after the summer holidays, he said.

The youth librarian attended a two-day workshop on the next summer reading programme and visited Palmerston North Library’s Youth Space in February.

Two other staff attended catalogue refresher training courses.

The library and museum manager attended the Bay of Plenty public library manager’s meeting, where regional collaboration opportunities, changes to the National Library’s school service, house bound services and a national direction were discussed.

Mr Christophers said library staff also began planning the next school holiday programme for April.

Source: Whakatane Beacon