11 Feb 2014

No support for kura

7:54 am on 11 February 2014

It has emerged no mainstream schools are supporting a new kaupapa Maori Charter kura in Whangarei.

Te Kura Hourua O Whangarei Terenga Paraoa has said it has an agreement with Whangarei Boys High to help deliver some subjects.

But Whangarei Boys High Board of Trustees chair Tim Robinson says a decision on whether to offer support is still to be decided.

There is a risk a teachers' union could legally challenge any agreement and take direct action, he says.

The Post Primary Teachers' Association is publicly opposed to charter schools.

The board will make a decision on support for Te Kura Hourua O Whangarei Terenga Paraoa at the end of this month.