Kauri Kids, the Auckland Council-owned childcare centre in Stanmore Bay, along with its Browns Bay counterpart, will close at the end of this year, with the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board funding them until December 31.
During its recent budget process, Council decided to withdraw from funding the service, from September, and leave it to local boards whether to keep Kauri Kids going in their areas.
Since then, the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board has wrestled with the problem, including long sessions in confidential workshops.
Its decision was made public on June 26. It followed ...
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