The story so far
Wellington City Councillors, while preparing budgets for the city’s long-term council plan, have recommended that they reduce the funding to Te Papa by 55 percent.
Council will be asking for public submissions between 16 April and 18 May 2012 – and will be making their decisions on the submissions Wellington ratepayers make.
What could happen?
A funding cut could mean that Te Papa reduces its services to Wellington ratepayers, for example:
- Charges to use Discovery Centres
- Increases in charges for StoryPlace
- Fewer free exhibitions
- Fewer new exhibitions
If you would like us to keep everything, let us know.
How you can help
We’re asking our city to help Save our Services by making public submissions:
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Come to the museum – We have a display near our information centre and we’re asking people to grab a sticky-note, tell us what you think we need to save!
Stay informed, keep checking our website out for the latest information
Start following @Te_Papa on twitter
On 16 April, send a submission to the city council
Go to the council’s submissions page
Te Papa’s economic impact on Wellington City
- Te Papa is the most popular activity destination in Wellington City.
- Te Papa adds $91.3 million every year to Wellington City’s economy
- Visitors to Te Papa spend $59 million per year in Wellington City
- 30% of Wellington City Council’s funding to Te Papa comes from ratepayer contributions
- 70% of Wellington City Council’s funding to Te Papa comes from local business levies
- 96% of our Wellington City visitors come back more than twice and 60% visit 5 or more times every year.
- Te Papa sustains employment equivalent to almost 1,500 Wellington city jobs annually