Update 25 May 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa

Playcentre’s post-Budget predicament is continuing to elicit a lot of interest – both internally, and in the media.  I wonder how many of you caught One News on Saturday and the story is also on the TVNZ website.

There was also a well-articulated opinion piece in the Sunday Star Times written by our Auckland Regional Manager, Anna Fleet, which has generated a lot of comment. https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/300019007/goverments-preferential-treatment-places-playcentres-in-peril?fbclid=IwAR1tUR1uAE7jhUm-bzTIKeBBkmxQSRZMFhE52rgdDj8P5JYKO7dLHyjC96c

The Otago Daily Times is also writing a story and the Manawatu Evening Standard has contacted us seeking information.

Our online petition has now collected well over 13,000 signatures – if you haven’t signed, please follow this link.

Late tomorrow afternoon I am meeting the Associate Education Minister, Tracey Martin, to discuss our current situation.  Information I can share with you from that meeting will go into Wednesday’s update

Ka kite anō au i a koutou.

Sean McKinley