MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Redcliffs School closure plan wrong

The Government’s proposal to consult on the closure of Redcliffs School not only goes against the best geotechnical advice, but more importantly goes against the best educational outcomes for Redcliffs children and the health of our community, Port Hills MP Ruth Dyson says.

“I have seen several geotechnical reports which show that the Redcliffs school site is safe. Of course there is some remedial work required and no-one would want their children at school in a site where there is a risk of harm, but Hekia Parata has made the wrong call.

“Residents and parents will be devastated and they will be angry, something that will undoubtedly be reflected in their submissions.

“The site can be made safe and the school returned to being the heart of the community, of growing and learning together and of leading a strong community in the future.

“Ms Parata is well known for making decisions that go against the wishes of our communities. Redcliffs School should not be another victim of her faux consultation process,” Ruth Dyson says. 

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Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.