Chch East schools in spotlight

HEARING VIEWPOINTS: Poto Williams said the meetings were a chance for Labour to get feedback from locals on topical issues.
HEARING VIEWPOINTS: Poto Williams said the meetings were a chance for Labour to get feedback from locals on topical issues.

Education issues in the Christchurch East electorate will be front and centre at a meeting organised by the area's new MP tonight.

Poto Williams is planning a series of monthly meetings to discuss topical issues. Tonight's event will discuss education issues.

Speakers include Aranui High School principal John Rohs, who is overseeing the new Aranui campus, and Aranui Community Trust manager Rachel Fonotia, who will give an overview of local issues and concerns.

Labour's twin education spokespeople Chris Hipkins and Megan Woods will also outline the party's education policies.

Williams said the meeting aimed to give the public a chance to discuss their ideas for the future of education in that part of the city and to raise any concerns or issues they have "about the current education environment".

The meeting will be held at St Andrew's Church on Marriotts Rd, North New Brighton, at 7.30pm.

Williams said next month's meeting would discuss housing.

The gatherings offered a chance for Labour to get feedback from locals on topical issues, she said.

The Press