Intl Affairs Minister Chris Tremain says that NZ’s founding (and contentious) document will be moved from its current home in the Archives NZ building on Mulgrave Street to the newly refurbished National Library building in Molesworth Street, Wgtn., in 2013. It's been on permanent display in the Constitution Suite since 1991: "The redevelopment of the Molesworth Street building creates a fantastic opportunity to showcase it in a newly refurbished public area, giving further access and insight for visitors." It's one of many historical documents to be moved - the library will be renamed to reflect its new role as it becomes home to Archives NZ's key govt documents and national treasures.
The decision follows consultation with iwi, the Maori party and a maori steering group at the National Library....however there's an accusation the govt is mistreating maori by not holding widespread consultation on the move!
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With all the aggro the Treaty causes, Taueki is damn lucky the govt didn't consult ME! I'd have said burn the damn thing!