Local boards have been put between a rock and a hard place following Auckland Council’s decision to get out of direct provision of early childhood education and leave it to local boards to keep Kauri Kids going if they can (HM June 26).
The Council-funded childcare centres include one in Stanmore Bay, alongside the Leisure Centre, and its supporters are fighting to keep it open. That decision sits with the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board, which also has a Kauri Kids Centre in Browns Bay.
Hibiscus and Bays Local Board member Gregg Walden says there have been heated discussions in c...
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