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Whangarei parents face more costs..

Whangarei parents face more costs..

“The Minister of Education yesterday refused to rule out further cuts to Early Childhood, especially Playcentres, Kohanga Reos and home based programmes” “says Labour Candidate Pat Newman. The Minister, now becoming known by many as “Ayatolley” confirmed that she is considering further funding cuts to the ECE

AUGUST 2nd 2011:

“We know that Whangarei and the north lead New Zealand statistics for social and financial deprivation”, says Pat Newman. “We know its crucial for our kids to have affordable, high quality Early Childhood Programmes”, he continued. “We wont break this cycle of deprivation that we have been in for over 60 years, by cutting educational spending and taking away any chance of balancing the playing field for our young,”

“Our current MP seems keen on photo opportunities, but goes missing when really needed. Why is he not standing up and fighting for the needs of our children, is a serious question that only voters can answer, “ said Pat Newman

“ In the week the top 150 of the Nats’ Mates increased the wealth in one year by 20% or over 7 BILLION, one must question why the reality is that this government, including our current MP, are hell bent on slashing burning and blaming those who can’t afford, but their rich mates get richer…… their rich mates get the tax cuts…. their leader spend $10000 to tell some jokes badly on an American TV program…. They can’t wait to sell off what little we still own, to their rich mates….

Northland Playcentre will be holding an open to the public playcentre session at Kensington Park in the large car park on the Western Hills Drive side of the park north of the stadium complex on the 8th August 2011 from 9am - 12pm. I will be there in support as will Kelvin Davis MP. We know the importance of education in breaking the poverty cycle .


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