On Anzac day the #Betterfunding camper van made its way to the Coromandel with members Michelle Ryan, Jo Beldham, Melanie Dorrian and Carol Webb aboard.
First stop was in at the Goldfields shopping centre in Thames, where they were joined by Greens Education spokesperson and stalwart supporter of the campaign Catherine Delahunty. The team also took an opportunity to take a photograph outside Te Puru School which recently featured in a Hauraki Herald article supporting an end of the funding freeze.
Early on Wednesday the van crossed the range and made its way to Whitianga, parking up outside a local children’s playground and then holding conversations with locals as they made their way to and from the ferry. There was a visit from the photographer for the Mercury Bay Informer and then we recrossed the range to visit sleepy Coromandel town.
Late afternoon we headed back across the range once more, leaving our mark on beautiful Matarangi Beach, before making our way to Waihi where we will start the day on Thursday.