Eight classrooms for Havelock North

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Craig Foss, Tukituki MP
Craig Foss, Tukituki MP

Eight new classrooms will be built in Havelock North.

The $4million investment for Hawke's Bay was part of a $53.5m schooling package for Tauranga, Hamilton and Hawke's Bay as part of the Budget 2016.

Four new classrooms at Havelock North Primary School and two new classrooms each for Te Mata School and Lucknow School.

Minister of Education Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye made the announcement at Tauranga's Welcome Bay School today.

Tukituki MP Craig Foss said the Government was continuing to support the region's primary schools by investing in new classrooms.

"Parents and grandparents have told me about capacity issues at Havelock North primary schools and today we have a good result," Mr Foss said.

"We want to make sure we're addressing roll growth and providing flexible spaces to support innovative learning environments for our children.

"This is an investment not just in education but our children's future."

The Ministry of Education will work with the school boards to determine the location of the new classrooms.

"Like other parts of the country, Havelock North is experiencing population growth. If the number of houses built in Havelock North increases significantly and a totally new school is required, then the Ministry will begin planning for it," Mr Foss said.

"I will continue to strongly advocate for our community to ensure we have the best possible environment, with the necessary resources for our children to succeed at school and beyond."

- Hawkes Bay Today

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