Friday, March 30, 2018

A Battle to Remember: Napier War Memorial

The film is posted...
Gallup: Much reaction?
Neilsen: Over 200 viewings in the first day.
Gallup: Is that good?
Neilsen: Well, if you are an absolute nobody you might get three or four. If you are a celebrity or covering an international disaster, you might get thousands.
Gallup: So you’re in the middle?
Neilsen: We’ll see. The speakers have passion. As one of the commentators puts it: “We had the facts, we had the history, and we had the emotion.” The issue is attracting traffic.
How some citizens of Napier persuaded the city council to reinstate the city's iconic war memorial after commercial interests had commandeered the site.


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