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Four schools to close in Aranui, Christchurch


Hekia Parata has announced the closure (“merger”) of four schools in Aranui, Christurch,


Four Christchurch schools to close

Acknowledgment:  NZ Herald – Four Christchurch schools to close


By sheer coincidence (?), all four schools happen to  be situated in the electorate of Christchurch East.

Christchurch East is a Labour seat, currently held by Labour  MP,  Lianne Dalziel,


Christchurch East Electorate

Acknowledgment: Elections NZ – Official Count Results — Christchurch East


As National’s electoral support continues to drop  in the polls, closing schools in National held seats (Christchurch Central, Ilam, Waimakariri, and Selwyn) would not do the government any favours.

So when this right-wing government – which has demonstrated an unerring ability to act ruthlessly when it suits their interests – is going to close schools, causing more misery for the locals, they target a Labour electorate.

Or maybe it’s just a sheer coincidence that all four schools are in Ms Dalziel’s electorate and none are in a National held seat?




This blogpost was first published on The Daily Blog on 23 May 2013.





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  1. Leftie Lenny
    19 June 2013 at 11:40 am

    I have family in those areas. Several of them were National voters. I say WERE because they’ve had a gutsful of Brownlee and his mates and will be voting Labour. I’ve heard of similar circumstances from my friends in Christchurch.

    National will have it’s ass kicked at the next election. No doubt about it.

  2. Priss
    20 June 2013 at 9:49 pm

    It seems that Hekia Parata has plans for those schools – SuPPPer School for Aranui – ‘devil beast’ for all of us – http://www.thepoliticalscientist.org/?p=1337

  1. 30 June 2013 at 11:38 pm

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