22 Jan 2015

New primary school for Auckland

12:40 pm on 22 January 2015

The Government has allocated $20 million for a new primary school in Takanini, Auckland.

Hekia Parata

Hekia Parata Photo: RNZ

Education Minister Hekia Parata said the suburb was fast-growing and population growth was expected to generate about 4000 additional pupils by 2020.

Ms Parata said Takanini was a sought-after area because of special housing and private land development.

The school for Years 1 to 8 is to be located on Walters Road and will open in 2017.

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