Timely ques­tion

Taupo & Turangi Weekender - - News -

A timely ques­tion from San­dra Greenslade about stat­ues ( Taupo & Tu­rangi Week­ender, Oc­to­ber 4). There was once a rose gar­den and plaque com­mem­o­rat­ing Kate Shep­pard out­side Tūrangi Li­brary. Ten or more years ago Friends of the Tūrangi Li­brary tried un­suc­cess­fully to have this gar­den re­stored after it was re­moved when the li­brary was ren­o­vated. My least favourite in­sult this year has been the move by Vic­to­ria Uni­ver­sity of Welling­ton Coun­cil to have ‘Vic­to­ria’ re­moved from the ti­tle of the uni­ver­sity. After 120 years of ex­is­tence and world­wide recog­ni­tion, the rea­sons for this move also defy the un­der­stand­ing of many.

So, San­dra, it’s not only in the re­gions that these in­sen­si­tiv­i­ties oc­cur! LOR­RAINE WIL­SON

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