NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 29 Apr, 2021 09:15 am

Napier council looks at how to keep 'gem' Faraday Centre in the city

Napier council looks at how to keep 'gem' Faraday Centre in the city
Debate over the future of the Faraday Centre kicks off at the city council table.

Thumbs-up for the Faraday Centre from 8-year-old Jael Collins, pictured at the technology museum on Thursday with Jerome Warbrick and Nadia Edmonds, all from from Napier.in a decision to receive the Business Case and Summary on Hawke's Bay Museum of Technology the Faraday Centre, which is being put in council hands after decades of volunteer passion and toil, led by late former mayor David Prebensen and his family.Photo / Paul Taylor Napier City Council has given a first tick to the retention of what members consider one of the city's hidden secrets – possibly the most unique attraction of its kind in New Zealand.Cr Nigel Simpson said one thing the reports had shown the council was how unique the centre is in New Zealand.

The future of the facilities and collection are part of the council's Long Term Plan 2021-2031 Consultation document, and the matter is expected to go before the full council for decisions after the LTP is completed.Public submissions on the Long Term Plan close on May 12, hearings will take place from June 10-12 and adoption of the plan is expected on June 30.

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