Update for Parents from the Ministry of Education
Update for Parents from the Ministry of
All schools and early childhood education
services in Christchurch city are closed until further
In the Selwyn and Waimakariri Districts, 42
schools and 52 early childhood education services are open.
More plan to open as the week goes on. Greenpark School and
Tai Tapu School will remain closed until further notice.
Parents should contact individual schools and early
childhood services to see if they are open or plan to open.
The Ministry of Education’s website provides an
up-to-date list of which schools and facilities are open or
planning to open. You can find it at wwwmoe.govt.nz. The Ministry is also
running a helpline on 0800 225
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On The Northland By-Election
Supposedly, Winston Peters’ victory in Northland has exposed the simmering dissatisfaction with the government that exists out in the provinces. Yet it remains to be seen whether this defeat will have much significance – and not simply because if and when Labour resumes business as usual in the Northland seat at the next election, Peters’ hold on it could simply evaporate.
On Saturday, National’s electorate vote declined by 7,000 votes, as the 9,000 majority it won last September turned into a 4,000 vote deficit – mainly because Labour supporters followed the nod and wink given by Labour leader Andrew Little, and voted tactically for Peters. In the process, Labour’s vote went down from nearly 9,000 votes six months ago, to only 1,315 on Saturday. More>>