Coun­cil shines a light on ed­u­ca­tion ini­tia­tive

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Porirua City Coun­cil is sup­port­ing the Shine ed­u­ca­tion ini­tia­tive.

In a re­port to the coun­cil’s Te Komiti last week, it was agreed to sup­port the ini­tia­tive – es­tab­lished in 2013 as a com­mu­nity-based strate­gic al­liance to im­prove ed­u­ca­tion for young people in Porirua – through lead­er­ship, sup­port and ad­vo­cacy.

The coun­cil will help with data collection and anal­y­sis. There are no costs in­volved, al­though there will be de­mands on coun­cil of­fi­cers’ time.

Coun­cil­lor Ken Dou­glas said the Shine ini­tia­tive was a strong in­vest­ment in the fu­ture of young people in the city.

Mean­while Dou­glas has asked for a re­port on what tolling Trans­mis­sion Gully will mean for Porirua City Coun­cil.

‘‘There needs to be a dis­cus­sion on what this could do for State High­way 1 and our city,’’ he said.

‘‘The ar­gu­ment for tolling is about a mo­nop­oly sit­u­a­tion, but we need to have a good un­der­stand­ing about the eco­nomic is­sues.’’

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