Over 100 gather to fight closure of children's village

Roxburgh children's village board member and kaumatua Francie Diver speaks with Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan (left) and Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan. Photo: Pam Jones
Roxburgh children's village board member and kaumatua Francie Diver speaks with Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan (left) and Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan. Photo: Pam Jones

About 100 people attended a meeting to fight the closure of the Stand Children's Services village in Roxburgh today.

Stand Children's Services staff, delegates from the New Zealand Public Service Association (NZPSA) and families from Teviot Valley and the wider southern district were at the meeting held at the Teviot Lodge building.

Several of the families present at the meeting, organised by NZPSA, had been helped by Stand Children's Services in the past. 

Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan and Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan were also at the meeting.

Both Mayors alongside Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull spoke with Minister for Children Tracey Martin in Dunedin recently.

Mrs Martin said she and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discussed the issue with local mayors on Wednesday.

 - more in tomorrow's Otago Daily Times

 

 

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