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Merivale School gave principal Jan Tinetti a fond farewell today.
The school community said goodbye to the newly-elected Labour MP with songs, speeches, gifts and a passionate haka.
Acting principal Losaria Harimate-McGruer said students handmade cards for "Whaea Jan" and wrote her letters to wish her well.
The speeches included messages from the school board, New Zealand Education Institute, Merivale Community Centre and surrounding schools. Later there was a sausage sizzle for the kids and an afternoon tea for the staff.