Stuff reported at the weekend:
Sir Peter Jackson’s plans to build a world-class film museum in Shelly Bay were scuppered when Sir Ngatata Love’s partner sought $750,000 in consultancy fees to help secure the land.
I suggest people read the full article, which is potentially quite disturbing. I make no comment on the legality of what happened, recognising that there is an SFO investigation.
What I wonder about is whether this was a one off, or a regular thing. How many great Wellington projects may not have occurred because of such greedy demands?
Shelly Bay would be a wonderful location for a film museum. Hopefully the proposal can still happen one day.Tags: Lorraine Skiffington, Ngatata Love, Peter Jackson, Wellington