Marfell School community tells minister ‘we are shovel ready’ as Green School funding row continues

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Marfell community members wanted to show Green Party co-leader James Shaw how

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Marfell community members wanted to show Green Party co-leader James Shaw how “shovel ready” they are to get work under way at Marfell school.

A Taranaki acting principal says the direct message she sent to the Government about school funding appeared to have fallen on deaf ears but she had found willing listeners among members of the Opposition.

On Monday, Kealy Warren, of Marfell Community School, had a behind-closed-doors meeting with National Party leader Judith Collins, who was visiting New Plymouth with some the party’s MPs, including local representative Jonathan Young.

The meeting at the school followed an open letter Warren sent to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern last week following news of $11.7 million being granted to aid the expansion of the privately-run Green School in Oakura.

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National Party leader Judith Collins announces her party’s education infrastructure policy.

The money was part of the Government’s shovel-ready funding

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