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Gallery Tiff Over Arts Map Exclusion

The Dunedin City Council has been embarrassed by a bungle in which public money funded an Arts Map from which some Galleries were excluded. (ODT report here).
The Map is going to have to be re-printed. I wonder who will bear the cost of this?
That this has been allowed to happen shows slack management. Dunedin City Council community arts adviser Cara Paterson appears to have responsibility in this area.


  1. Anonymous Anonymous July 20, 2010

    You claim to be skeptical of bureaucrats and politicians, but you don't take into account that your emotions are being manipulated by the print media in order that they may sell advertising.

    Mistakes happen. The DCC funds community initiatives in good faith. Shall we stop allowing the council to fund community promotion to avoid future problems such as this? The arts map mix up is a non-issue for the ratepayers, but has been sensationalised by the ODT.

  2. Alistair Mackay Alistair Mackay July 20, 2010

    I do oppose funding of this sort as I believe that businesses should be responsible for funding the promotion of their own businesses.
    But my point in this post is that if the Council does fund such activity, then it is the responsibility of Council staff to ensure that the money is spent in the correct way.

  3. Anonymous Anonymous July 21, 2010

    I just had a look at the rest of your site, and it appears you simply parrot your info from the ODT. What's the point of that?

    "Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper." — Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Nathaniel Macon, January 12, 1819

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