Auckland Museum dealt $8m blow by Covid-19,

Māori cultural performances axed

Auckland Museum is facing a $3 million deficit due to the impact of Covid-19 on tourism, leading to cultural performances being cut.

Twelve performers of the arts troupe 'Raukawa’ who delivered 21 performances a week have been deemed “financially unsustainable”.

But despite the $8.3 million shortfall in revenue, director Jignasha Patel has not requested additional funding from Auckland Council.

“The museum is fully aware of the financial constraints for Auckland Council in the post-Covid-19 environment and did not request an increase in our Auckland Council levy for the 2020 to 2021 financial year,” Patel said.

Link to article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300073362/auckland-museum-dealt-8m-blow-by-covid19-mori-cultural-performances-axed


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