Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Suffrage Memorial update

Readers may recall that one of Auckland City Council's committees was meeting yesterday to consider the fate of the Suffrage Memorial in Khartoum Place.

Article in the Herald this morning:
The National Council of Women has failed in its bid to get an assurance that a memorial commemorating 100 years since women could vote will stay in the CBD's Khartoum Place.

Councillors on the Auckland City Council's arts, culture and recreation Committee voted 6 to 2 against committing to keep the tiled mural, celebrating the success of New Zealand's early suffragettes, in its location off Lorne St.

Click through for the whole thing. And for an excellent backgrounder on the issue check out Councillor Cathy Casey's guest post on the matter from last week.

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