Questions asked over delayed classrooms - Anna Lorck

The education crisis is getting worse and there is little relief insight while the overcrowding spreads across Havelock North and Hastings. First Havelock North was promised a new school, but instead it got a compensation package of six classrooms which the National Government is failing to deliver on and local have been told to expect further delays.  

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Labour’s Tukituki candidate Anna Lorck says urgent action for a promised new school for Havelock North, which can also serve Hastings East demand, is needed to address the growing education crisis.

“First Havelock North was promised a new school, but instead it got a compensation package of six classrooms which the National Government is failing to deliver on and local have been told to expect further delays.  

“The education crisis is getting worse and there is little relief insight while the overcrowding spreads across Havelock North and Hastings. 

“Havelock North has got nothing but hollow promises from National.  This has backfired badly and shows but what happens when National decides puts politics ahead of local education needs, in a desperate attempt to cover up from losing our promised primary school.

“Things are now going from bad to worse. Despite ongoing delays and more excuses, with no classrooms insight where they are needed the most, there are now plans unfolding to find even more space to house up to another four classrooms, on top of the six that are meant to have arrived. 

“Ten classrooms, if they ever turn up, would be over half a promised school. But in the meantime, schools are doing their best to cope, turning any spare room they’ve got into makeshift classrooms in halls, corridors. 

“It’s time for action because we need our promised new school now with a real plan to support our local schools and deal with demand for growing school demand and zoning requirements. 

“The first step must be getting confirmation that the education status of the Arataki land will not expire on May 7 which I am confident, given the growing support from local residents, that the local community can achieve in this short time frame.

“The decision to move the Kura was political and had nothing to do with the Mushroom Farm so this land must retain its education status and not be disposed of until the community has been fully consulted,” she said

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