How to bush-whack school closures

August 10, 2009

Great news for the people of the Tararuas, thanks no doubt to Alf’s fierce lobbying and a general outcry of protest.

Eight rural schools in the Tararua district pegged for closure will remain open as long as the community wants them, Education Minister Anne Tolley says.

The schools were recommended for closure as part of a review of rural education initiated by the Education Ministry.

The news sent shockwaves through the district, leading to protests last week.
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