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It’s hall over, folks.
At 75, and largely retired since its last tenants left in 2012, the old Marines Hall at Titahi Bay has been waiting in limbo so long it’s almost a wonder the place hasn’t fallen down of its own accord.
It’s cost the council roughly $200,000 to keep it standing while a decision was made, and could well have cost more than a $1 million to fix structural issues.
The hall’s former long-term tenant, the Porirua Little Theatre, should be commended for its effort to try to save the place.
There will be a strong emotional attachment there, bound by history, which to them is certainly worth protecting at a cost.
But the majority of ratepayers will likely feel differently.
Theatre members have had trouble settling into a new permanent home ever since, so the council should now lessen the pain of losing their old one by helping them into another.
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