Aranui out in strength against merger
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 7:00p.m.
Of all the communities most affected by the Ministry of Education's shake up of schools, none is more so than Aranui in the city's East.
All five schools in the Aranui cluster are expected to close. That's three primary, an intermediate and a secondary school.
What is the ministry's plan? Create one super campus for all.
But 96 percent of the community is saying "no" to the Government's plans.
So when the minister herself ventured out to Aranui schools, how was she received?
Watch the video to see Natasha Utting’s report.
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11/12/2012 10:30:08 a.m.
haha, the ultimate fraudian slip...
version, er, thats vision. CLASSIC B.S
from our Govt again
21/11/2012 8:47:41 a.m.
Good on ya Aranui!! Showing the way for kiwis and how you deal with these idiotic, out of touch lawmakers. Crank up the background music deejay.....We're not gonna take it. NO!!! We're not gonna take....(you get the idea NZ). The best way to deal with spin doctors is to get to the meetings and speak your mind. As individuals and as a community, thats what healthy democracy is all about. It's great to see the sleeping giant of public opinion is starting to awaken. More of the sane please kiwis, more of the sane.
16/11/2012 7:12:45 p.m.
Clare Robinson wrote:
So sad that the Govt decided to implement their long term plan of Charter Schools in Canterbury.
These communities have gone through so much over the last few years and for a lot of families Schools have been a constant for thier children.
So reprehensible that this area is being targeted for the govt agenda.
15/11/2012 1:00:16 p.m.
Don't you think it odd that the National government's wrecking ball policies/closures only come crashing down in areas of NZ that predominantly have a Labour vote? This includes Aranui. I guess Key can do what he wishes in these areas... his lot will never lose votes for their actions.
14/11/2012 9:11:42 p.m.
Hekia or Key, both hopeless and in charge of a team of incompetent national eggs. no one admits to voting for them and then there was the glue,Banksie ,when he gets convicted ,the whole tragic party will crash and good ridence to the worst gov't in our history by miles and miles. angela
14/11/2012 11:54:24 a.m.
Were those "best schools" set up against the wishes of the local community, by a minister who was out of his/her depth? Big is not necessarily good or bad, it all depends what, how, when, and why. If Parata had handled things well and sensitively from the start, the reaction may have been different, but she went about it in a way that caused battle lines to be drawn - absolutely typical of this govt.
14/11/2012 9:09:01 a.m.
Some of the largest schools in Auckland are the best schools and are more likely to have the best facilities and lots of funding - the money should go into learning resources and great teachers...
13/11/2012 3:36:50 p.m.
Hekia was out of her depth with the electricity portfolio an now she is doing the same with education. I can't believe the number of fall guys taking the flak for her stuff ups on this one. every time someone challenges her on school amalgamations she always reverts to, "they are only suggestions" she will keep trying this until she strikes lucky on one.
13/11/2012 2:24:33 p.m.
It is so obvious the govt wants to cut the costs of education somewhere and they won't stop until they get it. They should just leave things alone. Not much point saying anything to them though becasue they don't listen. Come on guys keep making it hard for them.
13/11/2012 1:39:52 p.m.
If its not "broke" don't fix it !!! Let the ground settlle after the Earthquakes, and fix the problem five years down the track !!! Then numbers can be looked at without this "knee-jerk" reaction.. The five Schools seem to be functioning well at present so why the rush to waste more millions... As a North Islander I wouldn't give 10 cents toward Christchurch as it all gets wasted by twits like her !!! Cheers, James.
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