Comments from Dunedin residents deemed as "ignorant" and
"thinly veiled racism" were swept aside yesterday as Mayor
Dave Cull used his casting vote to break a councillor
deadlock on the addition of a Maori name to the Otago
Settlers Museum's title.
It would be "unfortunate" if some people thought the
recommended new museum title "Toitu: Otago Settlers Museum"
had partly bypassed the public consultation process, museum
board chairwoman Dr Dorothy Page said yesterday.