There has been much protest and discussion around the issue including a long review that drew protests from the Bay of Plenty town - including an angry demonstration on the steps of Parliament - Education Minister Anne Tolley has opted to merge Kawerau's college and intermediate. But wait instead of a being a complete merger, there will be two separate campuses - intermediate and high school.
So, let me get this straight: We’re closing two schools due to falling rolls and creating one school… but over two campuses?
Wait, maybe its not so tragic as they will get two new campuses for their two old schools – It’s a little confusing, to say the least.
Update:Schools wrangle tipped as 'huge election issue'