PRESS RELEASE: Joint Statement on the Proposed Auckland Council Funding Cuts to Devonport-Takapuna Local Board
At a recent meeting of leaders of local Devonport organisations there was unanimous concern at the proposed Auckland Council budget cuts.
For those of you living in the Devonport area and/or living in close proximity to one of Auckland’s treasured Maunga (ancestral mountains), you will have heard that market rents may accrue to community facilities that reside on Maunga, following the return of Maunga ownership and co-governance to the Mana Whenua iwi and hapū of Auckland.
Depot Artspace has it’s sister studio, Kerr Street Artspace at the base of Takarunga (Mt Victoria), and as you can see in the article below, we are intent on achieving an outcome that works for everybody. As our manager, Lynn Lawton has expressed:
“The Depot’s staff understand the place and meaning of the Maunga among the Maori community, and we were able to enter into a meaningful conversation about its history, present and future”
Follow this link to read the full article printed in the North Shore Times on July 3rd 2017.
For more information about Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority click here