Last week Blenheim hosted the annual Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Conference which saw close to 600 mayors, chairs, chief executives, councillors and senior management from New Zealand's councils visit our region.
The Prime Minister, Local Government Minister, Finance Minister, Housing Minister, Arts & Culture Minister were also in attendance.
The Prime Minister and her party also visited the new library and art gallery building. Deputy Mayor Nadine Taylor and Mayoress Anne Best officially welcomed her.
Libraries Manager Glenn Webster spoke, as did Millennium Art Gallery Manager Cressida Bishop and Katherine Skipper, from architects Warren and Mahoney. The Government contributed $11 million of COVID-19 relief funding into the project, which is progressing well.