Posts Tagged ‘Hato Petera College’

Transitional housing complex giving families hope

Monday, July 4th, 2022
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Five families have already moved out of a new transitional housing complex run by De Paul House into their own home, says board chair Brendan Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald was speaking at the formal opening of De Paul House’s new 10-unit transitional housing complex in Northcote, Auckland. Opened only in December 2021, the transitional housing complex has Read more

Hato Petera: Case for ownership “seems overwhelming”

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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A high court judge says the Catholic bishop of Auckland’s substantive case for ownership of the land that Hato Petera College is located on “seems overwhelming”. Late on Tuesday Judge Pheroze Jagose granted the bishop an order to the protesters to leave the land and remove their property within 48 hours. However, he declined a request Read more

Court order sought to trespass protesters from Hato Pētera College

Monday, September 17th, 2018

The Auckland Diocese has gone to court to evict a group occupying the grounds of Auckland’s Hato Pētera College. The college, Auckland’s last Māori Catholic boarding school, closed in August after its roll dwindled to just one student. Continue reading

O’Sullivan has some ideas about future of Hato Petera

Monday, September 10th, 2018
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Doctor Lance O’Sullivan wants to shift the Vanguard military school on to the vacant Hato Petera College site. He has also proposed that the Hato Petera site should be used for a hostel for Māori students attending other schools in the area, on the model of Auckland Grammar School’s InZone hostel in Epsom. He said Read more

Hato Petera closed

Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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Bishop Patrick Dunn, the Catholic Bishop of Auckland and the proprietor of Hato Petera College believes that the cancellation of the College’s Integration Agreement is in the best interests of students. The Minister of Education Chris Hipkins and the Bishop have agreed that the College will close on 31 August 2018. In making the announcement Read more

Hato Petera on the brink of closure

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

The government has announced it intends to close Hato Petera College, the only Māori Catholic co-ed school in the country, after mounting concern around its finances, human resources and low student numbers. Read more

Group’s effort to save Hato Petera College described as harmful

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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The commissioner appointed to run Hato Petera College has described the efforts by a group of people to increase the college’s roll as harmful. Tauira Tawhito Steering Komiti, a group of former students, parents and a kaumatua, have been able to increase the roll from one to five. They say they have received nearly 500 expressions of Read more

Just one student left at Hato Petera College

Monday, April 9th, 2018
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Hato Petera College in Auckland now has just one student on its roll. The roll has declined from 210 in 1995 and the Education Review Office had expressed concerns about the school’s performance. Earlier this year, Lex Hamill was appointed as a commissioner to take over the governance of the college. Hamill said there is Read more

Bid to save Hato Petera College

Monday, February 26th, 2018
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A commissioner and a well known old boy of a Hato Petera College on Auckland’s North Shore want to save it from closure. Hato Petera College’s roll is down to four pupils. It’s a co-educational school for Māori students from Years 9 to 13. The school provides students with a Catholic Māori environment. It’s the Read more

Progress in Hato Petera hostel dispute

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

The dispute between the Catholic Diocese of Auckland and a group who wishes to keep the Hato Petera College Hostel open came closer to resolution in the High Court in Auckland on Wednesday. The boarding facilities are to be vacated and possession of the property delivered to the Catholic Diocese of Auckland. In July Radio Read more