Whiff of personal agendas

LETTER

Re: ‘Bring back Endeavour replicas’, February 28 story.

So, just as there is a groundswell of support to have the Endeavour replicas refurbished/replaced it is found that the replicas being held in storage by the council are effectively destroyed — good thing I am not a conspiracy theorist!

Perhaps our chief executive could enlighten us on a couple of points:

1. How has this been allowed to happen? Is it simple incompetence or wilful neglect?

2. The Herald had arranged with the council to take photos of the replicas but was prevented from doing so by a council officer — on what grounds? Trying to prevent embarrassment?

I urge The Herald to take and publish photos of these replicas, and urge our councillors to initiate having the replicas replaced as proposed by Mr Kibble.

The Endeavour was the ship that brought James Cook to our shores and as such is part of our history that should be acknowledged.

Michael Arnaboldi

So a council officer prevented The Gisborne Herald from taking a photograph of the Endeavour ship models. That leads us to the conclusion that either the models have been damaged (either deliberately or accidentally), or they are no longer there. The whole business has a whiff of personal agendas about it. It is unclear also if council staff have been acting under council direction or unilaterally. Could The Gisborne Herald please follow this up aggressively so our iconic models representing an important part of our history can be replaced.

Long-Time Local

See also: Endeavour replicas stored, not destroyed: Council CEO

Re: ‘Bring back Endeavour replicas’, February 28 story.

So, just as there is a groundswell of support to have the Endeavour replicas refurbished/replaced it is found that the replicas being held in storage by the council are effectively destroyed — good thing I am not a conspiracy theorist!

Perhaps our chief executive could enlighten us on a couple of points:

1. How has this been allowed to happen? Is it simple incompetence or wilful neglect?

2. The Herald had arranged with the council to take photos of the replicas but was prevented from doing so by a council officer — on what grounds? Trying to prevent embarrassment?

I urge The Herald to take and publish photos of these replicas, and urge our councillors to initiate having the replicas replaced as proposed by Mr Kibble.

The Endeavour was the ship that brought James Cook to our shores and as such is part of our history that should be acknowledged.

Michael Arnaboldi

So a council officer prevented The Gisborne Herald from taking a photograph of the Endeavour ship models. That leads us to the conclusion that either the models have been damaged (either deliberately or accidentally), or they are no longer there. The whole business has a whiff of personal agendas about it. It is unclear also if council staff have been acting under council direction or unilaterally. Could The Gisborne Herald please follow this up aggressively so our iconic models representing an important part of our history can be replaced.

Long-Time Local

See also: Endeavour replicas stored, not destroyed: Council CEO

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lloyd gretton - 7 months ago
Reminds me of Mosul which I passed through 10 years ago. First ISIS took control of it in 2014 and its mobs destroyed the great, once lovingly preserved Assyrian reliefs. Then the US air force liberated the city by obliterating it. Descent into savagery.

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