Taihape school farm
THE Chief Ombudsman’s recommendation that the Ministry of Education apologise for disposing of the Taihape school farm is bittersweet, a community leader says. Taihape Community Board chair Ann Abernethy says although it was pleasing that the Ministry was deemed to be at fault, an apology is simply just words.
“The school is asking the community to let it know what they think should happen next. It is not satisfactory that the farm be “reserved” for treaty settlements, so ownership of the farm must be given promptly to the school, as everyone intended in the first place.“Free NZ