Up to 19 staff would be employed from one Rotorua business.
Carden Soole killed Joshua Michael Louis Copestake on January 4 last year.
About 82 students are set to walk through the gates of the new school this morning.
Tauranga businesses are benefiting from great weather and more visitors.
Sunhats and sunglasses were the must-wear of the day.
A number of the protesters held signs saying 'I support Māori Wards'.
Lingering drought conditions stem from long-term rainfall deficits going back to 2019.
Students would 'not be defined by their results but instead their resilience'.
The 95-year-old died suddenly earlier this month, having lived at the Mount for 88 years.
Further intakes into the Jobs for Nature programme will come later this year.
"People are seeing us an alternate option to the dump."
'We were just trying to do something good.'
It was the place to be for food, sunshine and fine wine!