HER­ITAGE AP­PROACH

Central Otago Mirror - - CONVERSATIONS - David Ge­orge

The Cen­tral Otago Her­itage Trust made a spir­ited sub­mis­sion to the CODC Dis­trict Plan last week.

Our ap­proach to her­itage is not fit for pur­pose? I be­lieve that what her­itage needs in our re­gion is an an­nual con­fer­ence. Per­haps one key­note speaker, but a chance to hear the voices from around about. What are the cur­rent is­sues? What, in fact needs to be done? The area has an­other ma­jor player in the field - the Otago Gold­fields Her­itage Trust. What does this body say? This group does an aw­ful lot around the place. I do not be­lieve that ap­point­ing a co-or­di­na­tor is nec­es­sar­ily the way to go. We do need co-or­di­na­tion, and we al­ways shall. Get­ting the play­ers to­gether and talk­ing things through. Get­ting the rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion, too, would be a re­ally good start, in my view.

The Manuherikia catch­ment is ‘‘up against en­vi­ron­men­tal lim­its’’.

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