Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Kawerau Community Congratulated for Their Generosity

Tracey Martin MP
Spokesperson for Education
29 November 2012

KAWERAU COMMUNITY CONGRATULATED FOR THEIR GENEROSITY

New Zealand First is applauding the community of Kawerau and others who have come together to support the new Tarawera High School.

Education spokesperson Tracey Martin says the financial burden placed on families by the forced amalgamation of two local schools by Education Ministry has been eased through the generosity of New Zealanders.

“Students attending Tarawera High School next year will be given uniforms and stationery secured through sponsorship from within the community, and from other benefactors around the country.

“My hat comes off to this combined High School and all those who put their hands in their pockets to give these young people the best start for their 2013 academic year.”

Ms Martin says education decisions being made by bureaucrats in Wellington show a clear lack of understanding about the cost of their decisions on local communities.

“Christchurch is living through this stressful process right now.

“But with the Kiwi caring attitude it is starting to look like our communities will succeed in spite of the Government’s constant penny pinching and blatant attempts to grind our education system into the ground,” says Ms Martin.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Budget 2016: More Partnership Schools To Open

Seven new schools will join the eight Partnership Schools already open, along with further new schools opening in 2017. “The growth of this policy is a reflection of the high level of interest from educators and community leaders,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

No Correspondence With English: Did Brownlee Make Up Sale Of Navy Ships ‘On The Hoof?’

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him. More>>

Housing Plans: Labour- Abolish Auckland Urban Boundary
The Government should rule out any possibility of an urban growth boundary in Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan if it is serious about fixing the housing crisis. More>>
Greens - State House Solution
The Homes Not Cars policy allows Housing New Zealand to retain its dividend and, in addition, would refund its tax, to spend on the emergency building of around 450 new state houses. More>>

ALSO:

Houses And Taxes: Post-Cabinet, Pre-Budget Press Conference

The Prime Minister said that the pre-budget announcements showed that his Government is “investing in a growing economy”. He re-affirmed the National Government’s commitment to lowering personal tax rates but that any such change must fit with the fiscal reality of the time. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news