February 22, 2019 - The History of New Zealand through an anarchist lens. Please enjoy the ideas and let me know what you think.

Ripped off in Rotorua

October 6, 2018


Rotorua Museum to consign closure to history by 2021


Jokes! In 2006-2011 Rotorua Museum sucked in $$ to extend the building (‘Centennial project’) over 5 years and then…oh-oh…we’re closing it all down because we just remembered earthquakes were a thing!

The above article by Benn Bathgate highly resembles the 2017 one from Benn Bathgate; Both simply mollify a public that is losing its temper. Nothing has actually been done. The actual press release reads ‘Architect Appointed’.

[National 5.0] confident of Crown cash for Museum [on eve of election 2017]

Wake up New Zealand! Politicians are simply leveraging your sentiments that this is “amazing,” “historic,” and a “beautiful building” to drain endless millions of red tape dollars out of you by hook or by crook.


1881 The State creates Rotorua as a town; Maoris get ripped off

1908 The State creates the future museum buildings as a phony baloney socialist hydrotherapy tourist resort

1969 Museum added

2006-2011 Centennial project: The buildings renovated and extended upon at great expense to make sure buildings are still fit for service

2016 The buildings are closed indefinitely as a sudden (opportunistic) revelation on the buildings earthquake readiness not previously contemplated (apparently) strikes. This leads to a whole new round of politiking and ticket-clipping with no end in sight.

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Image ref. AHNZ, Nov 2016

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