This afternoon, Wellington City Councillors voted to reinstate funding Te Papa at $2.25 million per annum. Initially, Wellington City Council draft long term plan had proposed a reduction in funding from $2.25 million to $1 million per year for the next 10 years.
Te Papa Chief Executive, Michael Houlihan would like to thank all Wellingtonians who provided submissions in support of Te Papa.
“Thanks to everyone who wrote, submissions, letters and, post it notes. Your feedback has given us a deeper understanding of how visitors see and use Te Papa. Its great to have so many people saying that they like what we do and how much they value the contribution Te Papa makes to Wellington City as a great place to live and work.”
“We are looking forward to working even more closely with Wellington City Council as both a strategic partner and key contributor to the vibrancy of this great city.”