13 Jun 2018

Rotorua kura fed up with Ministry funding problems

From Morning Report, 6:16 am on 13 June 2018

A kura kaupapa in Rotorua says it is sick of being fobbed off by the Ministry of Education, who won't fund it for teaching its senior students. Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Hurungaterangi is classed as a primary school, despite 20-odd senior students going to school there for several years. Its principal Oriana Lemon says in 2014, they applied for new status to go from a primary school to a school for up to Year 13s. But she told RNZ Maori news correspondent Leigh-Marama McLachlan they haven't heard anything back in five years, and they are teaching the senior students without the proper funding.