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Fur­ther­ing chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion is a no-brainer.

The coun­cil has backed the com­mu­nity bus for at least an­other year, and Mayor Mike Tana plans to keep an eye on the cost to ratepay­ers of the ben­e­fit it brings. It shouldn’t be hard. The ben­e­fits last a life­time while ad­di­tional spon­sor­ship - about half the $60,000 run­ning cost - has al­ready been con­firmed from var­i­ous com­mu­nity groups for the next year.

Coun­cil­lor Anita Baker, who has been help­ing to or­gan­ise the sup­port, was not yet will­ing to say where the money had come from.

Only that she had an­other meet­ing lined up with an­other po­ten­tial fun­der later this month.

Some­times it can be hard to see the needs of peo­ple be­yond our own front doors, so well done.

Too many chil­dren face ob­sta­cles to get­ting an ed­u­ca­tion through no fault of their own, and this ser­vice can go a long way to help­ing the fu­ture of Porirua.

- se­nior re­porter Jared Ni­coll

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