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Historic day for Stewart Island, thanks to $1m grant


Maggie Barry has been using Parliament’s recess week to take her Arts, Culture and Heritage portfolio for a spin down south. On Stewart Island yesterday, she announced funding of $1.08 million to help build a new $3.6m heritage centre in the main township of Oban. Barry said the current museum was too small for its increasing­ly large and valuable collection. The new facility, first mooted in 2010, would allow half of these artefacts to be displayed. The project is conditiona­l on it gaining resource consent.

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