How hard can it be? Why is the minister directly involving herself in contracts?
New Zealand’s favourite grandmother, Maggie Barry, is certainly shaping up as a “hands-on” minister, especially when it comes to gardens.
The designers who built the jungle of King Kong’s Skull Island are now turning their skills to a Wellington war memorial garden.
Garden designers DawnFinder is favourite of Minister for Culture and Heritage – and former gardening show host – Maggie Barry, who decided to drop the original contractor for part of garden at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.
DawnFinder directors Tina Hart and Kim Jarrett have previously worked under Sir Peter Jackson to design the jungle and coastlines of Skull Island, the fictional prehistoric home of giant gorilla King Kong in the director’s 2005 film. Read more »