Hipkins accuses Shaw of ‘mischaracterising’ their conversation over Green School funding



Chris Hipkins, James Shaw are posing for a picture: Watch as Education Minister Chris Hipkins accuses Associate Finance Minister James Shaw of "mischaracterising" their conversation about funding for the privately-owned Green School in Taranaki.


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Watch as Education Minister Chris Hipkins accuses Associate Finance Minister James Shaw of “mischaracterising” their conversation about funding for the privately-owned Green School in Taranaki.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has accused Associate Finance Minister James Shaw of “mischaracterising” their conversation about funding for the privately-owned Green School in Taranaki. 

A leaked video of last week’s Green Party crisis call published by RNZ on Thursday shows Shaw, co-leader of the Greens, claiming the controversial Green School funding was given “verbal sign-off” by Hipkins. 

“He did, sort of, give at least a verbal sign-off to the project,” Shaw said. “He did say that – assuming everything else being equal – as long as the funding partner is the [Taranaki District] Council, which it is, that he was okay with it.”

Hipkins accuses Shaw of ‘mischaracterising’ their conversation over Green School funding

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