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    Hato Petera - Photo / file

    A new board has been appointed to the Te Whānau o Hato Petera Trust following a special meeting held yesterday. 

    • Auckland

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    The fate of Turakina Māori Girls College is uncertain, Education Minister Hekia Parata says that the consultation process has just begun between the Ministry of Education, the school and the (Presbyterian) church.


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    The Speaker of the House is refusing to let in a delegation of 150 supporters of Turakina Girls' College so they can attend a parliamentary lunch hosted by Māori Party MP, Marama Fox.

    • Wellington

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    Over 300 people marched to Parliament today to protest the possible closure of Turakina Māori Girls School.

    • Wellington

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    The chair of Hato Petera College's Board of Trustees, Mate Webb, has expressed disappointment at a decision by the Whānau o Hato Petera Trust to close the school's hostels.  Whānau Trust chair, Lance O'Sullivan, says it is untenable for the trust to continue to provide the supportive environment that is required.

    • Auckland

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    Some parents have expressed concern about the way they were informed about the decision to close the school's hostels.

    • Auckland

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    Dr Ranginui Walker says that in order for Hato Petera to survive, they must open their classroom doors to non-Māori as well.  His comments follow the abrupt closure of the junior school hostels.

    • Auckland

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    Boarding facilities for students at Hato Petera College will be permanently closed in 2016.

    • Auckland

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    Those affected by the upcoming closure of Hato Petera College boarding facilities, have met to discuss ideas about how to move forward.  This comes as Te Whānau o Hato Petera Trustee Rudy Taylor has resigned. 

    • Auckland

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    The Minister of Education decided last week to close Turakina Māori Girls College.

    • North Island: West Coast

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    Working bee underway at Hato Petera - Photo / file

    Tradesmen and supporters of Hato Petera College are working vigorously, free of charge, to smarten up some of the school's hostels.  The school's Whānau Trust hopes that by doing so, they will get the go ahead to reopen for the school year.

    • Auckland

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    The Hato Petera Whānau Trust is looking at making the school an Endowment College.  Despite facing possible closure a few months ago, the Trust have managed to turn things around.

    • Auckland

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    Troubled Hato Petera College opened its doors today for the New Year but uncertainty still looms about whether or not it can accommodate boarders, with it being reclassified as a non-boarding school.  

    • Auckland

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    The Turakina Māori Girls College property has been purchased by Te Runanga o Ngā Wairiki - Ngāti Apa for their administration and health services.  

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    The land that was previously used for Turakina Māori Girls' School will be staying in Māori hands. The school was closed down in 2016, but it was announced today that Te Rūnanga o Ngā Wairiki - Ngāti Apa will purchase the land for the tribe's administration and health services.

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    Associate Forestry Minister Meka Whaitiri planted trees at Hukarere Girls College today, in celebration of Matariki Tū Rākau and as part of the government's One Billion Trees programme. 

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    Three of the five remaining Māori boarding schools have competed at this year's He Pouwhenua, He Puaua Secondary Schools National Kapa Haka Competition.

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    A third of school buildings don't meet optimum standards for health and hygiene and a similar number fall short of Education Ministry standards for lighting, temperature and acoustics, a government Cabinet paper shows.

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