Work begins on $4.5m Takapuna Primary School redevelopment

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Work begins on .5m Takapuna Primary School redevelopment

Nikki Kaye | Education

Construction has started on a $4.5 million redevelopment at Takapuna Primary School on Auckland’s North Shore, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.
“This investment will see a new, two-storey classroom block built, and adds to three other upgrades and redevelopments either announced for or currently underway on the North Shore,” says Ms Kaye.
“Construction work began in April on the $26 million redevelopment at Takapuna Grammar School, and just under a fortnight ago work started on a $4 million upgrade at Bayswater School.

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National tsunami exercise starts this week

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National tsunami exercise starts this week

Nikki Kaye | Civil Defence

Over 100 organisations and several hundred staff nationwide are getting ready to take part in Exercise Tangaroa, which will test New Zealand’s arrangements for preparing for, responding to and recovering from a major tsunami, says Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye.
The exercise will take place on three separate days in August and September.

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CBD site announced for new $30m Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery, Christchurch

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CBD site announced for new m Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery, Christchurch

Nikki Kaye | Education

The new site for Christchurch school Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery will be 177 St Asaph Street, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.
“The purchase of a new site means Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery, which was formed by the merger of inner city schools Discovery One and Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti but has been operating from temporary sites outside the inner city, can now return home to the CBD,” says Ms Kaye.

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Kaiapoi High School redevelopment upscaled to $22m project

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Kaiapoi High School redevelopment upscaled to m project

Hekia Parata | Education

A further $6.6 million will be invested in the redevelopment of Kaiapoi High School in North Canterbury, on top of the $15.5 million already announced for the project, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.
“This upscaling to a $22 million project reflects higher than expected roll growth at the school since the redevelopment was first announced,” says Ms Parata.

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Work underway on $4m upgrade for Bayswater School, Auckland

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Work underway on m upgrade for Bayswater School, Auckland

Nikki Kaye | Education

Construction work has begun on a $4 million upgrade for Bayswater School on Auckland’s North Shore, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.
“This project will deliver two new buildings comprising a total of six new learning spaces, and is one of several upgrades and redevelopments either announced for or underway on the North Shore,” says Ms Kaye.
“In April, I unveiled a plaque to mark construction getting underway on a $26 million redevelopment at Takapuna Grammar School.

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$3.7m redevelopment for Te Atatu Intermediate School, Auckland

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.7m redevelopment for Te Atatu Intermediate School, Auckland

Nikki Kaye | Education

The Government will invest around $3.7 million towards the redevelopment of Te Atatu Intermediate School in Auckland, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.
“This redevelopment will see a new two-storey block built, containing six learning spaces,” says Ms Kaye.
Most of the new learning spaces are to address roll growth.
“Like schools in other parts of Auckland, Te Atatu Intermediate is experiencing growing rolls, with the number of students increasing from around 290 in 2012 to around 330 this year,” says Ms Kaye.

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$6.9m redevelopment for Northland kura

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.9m redevelopment for Northland kura

Hekia Parata | Education

The Government will invest around $6.9 million to redevelop Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Taumarere in Northland, Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.
“This redevelopment will include new buildings as well as building upgrades, and will provide the kura with fantastic new facilities,” says Ms Parata.
The redevelopment will see:

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$750k package to help Samoa prepare for and manage emergencies

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0k package to help Samoa prepare for and manage emergencies

Nikki Kaye | Civil Defence

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye has announced the next phase of a project funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MFAT) and delivered by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM), aimed at helping Samoa build its resilience to natural hazards.
“There’s a longstanding relationship between MCDEM and Samoa’s National Disaster Management Office (NDMO). The $750,000 package announced tonight will support this ongoing partnership and further strengthen Samoa’s disaster risk management programme,” says Ms Kaye.

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Disaster risk management focus of Samoa visit

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Disaster risk management focus of Samoa visit

Nikki Kaye | Civil Defence

Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye is travelling to Samoa today for a three-day visit, focused on affirming the strong ties between New Zealand and Samoa around disaster risk management.
“The ever present risk of natural hazards is something that both New Zealand and Samoa understand very well,” says Ms Kaye.

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$100k partnership to provide 300 South Island youth mentoring opportunities

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0k partnership to provide 300 South Island youth mentoring opportunities

Nikki Kaye | Youth

A Christchurch based youth development provider, 24-7 Youthwork Trust (24-7YW) will receive around $108,000 under a new partnership aimed at providing more youth mentoring and leadership opportunities in South Island schools, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.
The programme will be available to schools choosing to participate from Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury and Otago.
“The Government will contribute $27,000 to this initiative, along with equal contributions from schools, churches and community groups,” says Ms Kaye.

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