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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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>