$500k for new classrooms at Witherlea School, Blenheim

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Around $500,000 will be invested to build two new teaching spaces at Witherlea School in Blenheim, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.
“The roll at Witherlea School has been growing and this is expected to continue, so today’s investment will help the school accommodate this growth,” says Ms Kaye.
“We’re committed to providing extra capacity at schools in areas where there’s sustained population growth.

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$1.2m for more classrooms at Omokoroa Point School, Tauranga

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Around $1.2 million will be invested to build three additional classrooms at Omokoroa Point School in Tauranga, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

“Tauranga is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing locations, and we’re committed to providing extra capacity there to meet growing school rolls,” says Ms Kaye.

“Omokoroa Point School is situated in a fabulous part of the country, overlooking Tauranga Harbour, Matakana Island and the Kaimai Ranges.

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$900k for new classrooms at Waikanae School

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Around $900,000 will be invested to provide Waikanae School with two new modular classrooms, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.
“Waikanae School has experienced steady growth over the past three years, and we expect this trend to continue,” says Ms Kaye.
“In areas of New Zealand where there’s sustained, long-term population growth, we’re committed to increasing the capacity of schools to accommodate growing rolls.”

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2017 New Zealand Youth Awards winners

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Youth Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the recipients of the 2017 New Zealand Youth Awards.
“These awards recognise young New Zealanders who’ve achieved outstanding results and given back to their communities, as well as those who’ve made a significant contribution towards supporting young people,” says Ms Kaye.
“This year we received around 190 nominations and tonight 50 people and organisations will receive awards at a ceremony held at Parliament.

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$1.6m for new classrooms at St Leonards Road School, Auckland

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Around $1.6 million will be invested to provide three additional classrooms at St Leonard’s Road School in Kelston, Auckland, Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.
“This is part of our ongoing investment to address roll growth, particularly in Auckland which is our fastest-growing city,” says Ms Kaye.
“St Leonards Road School is located in an area servicing a burgeoning population, and the three extra teaching spaces will be a welcome addition to help accommodate the impact of this on the school’s roll.”

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$220m contract signed for third schools PPP

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A contract has been signed with the ShapEd consortium to deliver the third schools public private partnership (PPP), Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.

“I’m pleased to confirm that negotiations between the Ministry of Education and ShapEd, who we announced in March as the preferred bidder, have been successful,” says Ms Kaye.

“This contract for $220 million will deliver three new primary schools and two relocated secondary schools which will all open in 2019.

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Redevelopment milestone for Koru School, Mangere

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A new two-storey block containing 31 teaching spaces at Koru School in Mangere, Auckland, was opened today by Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye.
“The opening of this new block marks the completion of Stage One of Koru School’s $20 million, two-stage redevelopment,” says Ms Kaye.
“This is a huge project that involves replacing all of the school’s previous buildings.

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Celebration of Christchurch school rebuild milestones

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Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye will visit three Christchurch schools today to celebrate the completion of new classrooms and facilities, which are part of redevelopment projects valued at around $20 million.
Ms Kaye will be visiting Cashmere Primary School, Halswell Residential College and Avonhead Primary School.
“I’m celebrating projects at both ends of the construction spectrum in Christchurch today,” says Ms Kaye.

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Construction starts on $30m Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery, Christchurch

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A blessing and sod turning this morning will mark the start of construction of the new, $30 million Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery school in Christchurch, says Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye.
“I’m really looking forward to being at the school’s St Asaph Street site today, having visited their current Ilam site last August to announce their new inner city home,” says Ms Kaye.

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$100k iwi youth development partnership

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A new $100,000 partnership will see around 120 young people from or affiliated to Waikato-Tainui, Ngati Maniapoto and Ngati Kahungunu supported to attend the Turongo me Maahina-a-rangi – Leaders by Design Summit, Youth Minister Nikki Kaye announced today.
“This is about supporting more young Maori to become tomorrow’s leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs,” says Ms Kaye.
The three-day summit, at which Minister for Maori Development Te Ururoa Flavell will be guest speaker, will be held in Ngaruawahia on 7-9 April 2017.

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