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    Old Codgers at the Antique Arms Association up in Arms

    Antique weapons removal at Auckland museum sparks row

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-...eum-sparks-row

    A row has broken out over the dismantling of a long standing display of old weapons at Auckland War Memorial Museum.

    Enthusiasts angry about changes at Auckland's War Memorial Museum

    The museum has dismantled a long-running weapons display to make room for a new one.

    The Auckland branch of the Antique Arms Association says putting the large collection of early war weapons into storage is disrespectful to the memory of the soldiers who carried them and Aucklanders who donated them.

    Many of the weapons were donated by New Zealand soldiers or their families in the late 1920s when the museum was nearing completion.
    The association is angry it was not consulted about the museum's plan and says it is ironic that the weapons have been packed away during centennial commemorations for World War I.


    The museum's exhibit's director, David Reeves, says a brand new exhibition is being constructed in the space formally occupied by the armoury. It will open in October to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.

    Mr Reeves says the new exhibit will feature six guns from the armoury collection and is part of the museum's on-going refurbishment programme.
    But antique arms experts say the armoury needs to be resurrected, amid accusations the museum is selecting which parts of history the public see.
    The museum refutes this saying it can't display everything it holds and that it is using different ways to engage with younger audiences.

    The antique arms club is calling on Mayor Phil Goff for help to get the exhibit re-installed, but the museum says it might not be possible with space at a premium and the new exhibit now so close to completion.

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    The words "Lest we forget" spring to mind.
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    I think we just did @Rushy bloody modern history, if it's old hide it wa, history today is last week or Taylor Swifts arse!!
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    those old codgers are not all old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40mm View Post
    those old codgers are not all old.
    Too fucking right. It's a war memorial museum first and foremost. Asking Phil the Fuckwit for help won't achieve anything either. He spat on guys returning from Vietnam, and I know of several "old codgers" that that served there that didn't go to this years ANZAC Service as this cunt was the main speaker. It's like getting Jimmy Saville to a molested childrens fundraiser. Disgraceful.
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    I heard that the nzhaa and the museum had agreed to meet after the negative feedback that had been recieved over their proposed change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    I heard that the nzhaa and the museum had agreed to meet after the negative feedback that had been recieved over their proposed change.
    they did, and the museum has been given advice etc but they probably know better.
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    The museum aren't run by council, so Phil can do jack.
    They get some advice/funding from Regional Facilities Auckland, so they can do what they want.
    @Walker knows more about how the place is run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogmatix View Post
    The museum aren't run by council, so Phil can do jack.
    They get some advice/funding from Regional Facilities Auckland, so they can do what they want.
    @Walker knows more about how the place is run.
    Phil does jack anyway One year of Mayor Goff - Will he keep his rates promise? - Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance
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    Sorry guys but you lost me on Taylor Swifts arse. I like google images.
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    Sorry to steer off the original post(which I think is a serious issue), but every time I hear the name Taylor Swift, I think of Toby. I remember him stating on here that he would "drag his balls through a mile and a half of broken glass just to hear Taylor Swift fart through a walkie talkie".
    Such was his sense of humour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve123 View Post
    Sorry guys but you lost me on Taylor Swifts arse. I like google images.
    Take ya GPS with you next time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Take ya GPS with you next time!
    Maybe I don't want to find my way out ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
    Sorry to steer off the original post(which I think is a serious issue), but every time I hear the name Taylor Swift, I think of Toby. I remember him stating on here that he would "drag his balls through a mile and a half of broken glass just to hear Taylor Swift fart through a walkie talkie".
    Such was his sense of humour.
    Even better, when he was laid out in his coffin his head was positioned under a poster of Taylor Swift as if he was looking up her skirt. His family granted him one last fantasy.
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