30 Jan 2023

Auckland floods: Local schools, ECEs told to close until Feb 7

From Checkpoint, 5:27 pm on 30 January 2023

Auckland schools and early childhood centres have been told to keep their gates shut until next Tuesday - the day after Waitangi Day.

About 20 schools in the region were badly hit by the flooding, while others have slips or grounds contaminated by floodwater.

Wendy Kofoed is the President of the Auckland Primary Principals Association and is the principal at Newmarket School.

She talks to Lisa Owen.