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Love museums? Love libraries?

Tauranga City Council would like your help to design a future museum and the central library in the city centre.

As part of the Heart of the City programme, they are holding free, fun and interactive sessions where you can share your ideas about what you want to do and see in a museum and library.

The three-hour sessions are open to the community. Food will be provided and there is a $100 Downtown Tauranga voucher up for grabs at each session.

Sessions will be held at Level 1, 2 Devonport Road on: Saturday 13 May 9am – 12pm and 2pm – 5pm Tuesday 16 May 5.30pm – 8.30pm Wednesday 17 May 11am – 2pm and 5.30pm – 8.30pm Friday 19 May 9am – 12pm

To register for one of the sessions please contact: or phone 07 577 7165.

City Transformation Committee Chair Larry Baldock encouraged people who are passionate about museums and libraries and want to play a part in helping shape the development of a future museum and central library in the city centre to register for a workshop.

“Last year, the Tauranga community told us it wanted a vibrant, active and safe city centre and that it believed things like a museum, modern library and performance venue would help create that. We listened and are now working on defining what these facilities could be like,” Mr Baldock said.

“To do this, we need to understand the type of experience you expect to have and what a new museum and the central library will do for both you and the city. These facilities will be created to serve the community’s needs first and foremost, so it’s important Elected Members understand exactly what you want from them.”

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Published: Tuesday, 09 May 2017 17:15 by Tauranga City Council