Just to take all the heat out of budget day (21st), the “leaking” has started
Four new state schools will be built around the country as a result of a $244 million spend in the education sector in this year’s Budget, the Prime Minister says.
John Key made the announcement in a pre-Budget speech at Wellington’s Te Papa in front of a Business NZ function this afternoon.
While Mr Key didn’t give many details away about next month’s Budget, he did reveal two details about spending which also included an $80M boost to research and development funding for Callaghan Innovation.
As part of the Budget spend in education, Rototuna Senior High School in Hamilton, a primary school near Rolleston in Christchurch and two primary schools in Auckland ‚Äď one in Kumeu and another at Scott Point, will be created.
The money will also go into three new kura kaupapa Maori schools in Whakatane, Gisborne and Hastings.
It’s the way to try and control some of the news cycle leading up to the budget. ¬†I mean, who can argue with new schools where they are needed?