Construction of new facility begins with laying the mauri at Salisbury School
Earlier this week, Rangitāne o Wairau laid the mauri for a new project beginning on land owned by Rangitāne Investments at Salisbury School in Whakatū.
The project will see the construction of a new purpose built facility that will be a base for RTLB (Resource Teachers: Learning & Behaviour), Ko Taku Reo (Deaf Education), and BLENZ (Blind & Low Vision Education) teaching staff in the Whakatū region.
The project consists of relocatable buildings from Waimea College and brand-new buildings to support kaiako āwhina. Construction is expected to start this month.
We acknowledge our whanaunga David de Thierry and Anthony de Thierry for leading the kōhatu mauri process on behalf of Rangitāne.
The Salisbury School property is part of the wider education campus Rangitāne owns at 67 Salisbury Road in Whakatū, with a total land area of ~98,185m2, purchased by Rangitāne via the commercial redress component of our Treaty Settlement with the Crown in 2010. The campus is home to Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia Te Matangi, St Paul’s Catholic School and Salisbury School.
We thank and acknowledge the Ministry of Education, school staff and the construction team for the relationship we have developed through this project, and look forward to seeing completion of the facility which will support ākonga in the in the Whakatū region.