17 Sep 2020

Taranaki teachers draw blank at Green School meeting

From Morning Report, 6:45 am on 17 September 2020

Martin Chamberlain, who chairs the Taranaki Secondary Schools Principals Association was hoping Green Party co-leader James Shaw would withdraw a controversial grant of almost $12 million to a privately-run Green School at a behind closed door meetings in New Plymouth last night.

Instead, he had to settle for a sympathetic ear, yet more apologies and a vague assurance that the funding would be turned into a commercial loan.

RNZ's Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin spoke to Chamberlain after the meeting and began by asking him if he'd got what he wanted.