It’s great to see the hard work paying off with such widespread coverage of our campaign. Local media reports are providing extra visibility and helping carry the message as the campaign rolls through Bay of Plenty and down the East Coast visiting schools and communities. The South Waikato Times (below) reported on dire consequences for kids.
The Rotorua Review caught up the the van in Ngongotaha Primary. “It’s about having these personal conversations,” says teacher Marion Brits from St Michael’s School. “People don’t always have time to read emails, but they will talk.”
In Tauranga, Fairhaven Primary School principal and NZEI Principals Council member Paul Hunt said schools’ budgets were stretched to breaking point. The Bay of Plenty Times headlined that story with “Tauranga Gets Behind Better Funding For Schools Campaign”, video here of Paul Hunt outside Te Puke Kindergarten.
The campaign lead the front page of the Te Puke Times where Paul Hunt urged parents making voting choices in the upcoming general election to consider which education policies offer the best learning outcome for all children.