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Manukau Education Trust Established

Published: Wed 20 Oct 1999 09:15 PM
Establishment of City of Manukau Education Trust Finalised
The establishment of the City of Manukau Education Trust has been finalised, with the Mayor of Manukau Sir Barry Curtis signing the charter document today.
The Trust has been formed following a recommendation from the Manukau Education Strategy working party. It aims to promote effective education in Manukau and will address issues identified in the strategy such as: the need for a consistent approach by educational agencies, effective distribution of services and strong advocacy on the city's educational needs. It will also endeavour to reduce duplication of educational services and to promote community-based educational activities.
"Education and lifelong learning not only enriches individual lives, it also plays a crucial role in the development and future of Manukau," says Sir Barry. "The City of Manukau Education Trust will work in collaboration with education providers to identify education needs and develop strategies which will achieve the best delivery of education services to our city's diverse communities."
The Trust comprises nine representatives from the private, business and educational sectors who have an interest in education. The Trust is currently seeking an executive officer to provide support and management. The Manukau Institute of Technology will provide accommodation and administrative support while Council has allocated funds for a period of three years after which the Trust is to source its own funding.
"I am most impressed by the competence of those appointed to the Trust. All members are extremely capable and respected members of their communities and have shown a commitment to education and the future of Manukau. With their input I am sure we will see progress in meeting the specific educational challenges which face our city now and in the future."
The members of the Trust are; Colleen Brown (Chairperson), Manukau Institute of Technology; Olivia James, Otara Health; Sharon Wilson, Tamaki Ki Raro Trust; Bev McConnell, Manager; Fa'afua Leavasa-Tautolo, Education Review Office; Kit Wong, Kit Wong Consultants Ltd; Stuart Middleton, Auckland College of Education; Dr Peter Goldsmith, Fraser Thomas Ltd; Derek Lowe, Radio Works NZ Ltd and Cyril Manley, Kaumatua.

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