Tamahere school opposes rebuild

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Tamahere School has publicly stated its opposition to any industrial use of the Icepak site.

Today’s school newsletter carries a statement of the Board of Trustee’s unanimous opposition to “any kind of industrial redevelopment on the current Icepak site.”

The school said the reason for its opposition were health and safety concerns for its students. tamahere-school-newsletter-5-08-08 (pdf)

The newsletter taken home by pupils also included a copy of the Tamahere Fire Action Group flyer, which is also being delivered to Tamahere residents in tomorrow’s (Friday) post and is available online here.

Many Tamahere pupils witnessed the fire of Saturday, April 5 because they were attending the school’s annual Pumpkin Festival. The school was closed for the week that the fire burned.

Student Jess Crowe, 10, was near the explosion when it happened and remembered it clearly, reported the Waikato Times on April 14 when the school re-opened.

“There was a big explosion and people running past in a big cloud of smoke,” Jess told the newspaper.

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