Keep Campbell Kindergarten and Karori Kids open
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Campbell Kindergarten and Karori Kids Childcare Centre have operated at 25 and 29 Campbell Street Karori for the past 35+ years. They were established by the community in partnership with the then Department of Education. They had leases with the Ministry of Education, but then the Ministry sold the land and the wider ex-College of Education campus to Victoria University without the two early childhood education services knowing.
The university has now declared all of the land surplus and have to abide by the Public Works Act. 1981. That means they have offered it back to the Ministry to acquire if they want to.
The Property at 25 Campbell Street is still required for running Campbell Kindergarten and the property at 29 Campbell Street is still required for running Karori Kids Childcare Centre – two not-for-profit community based services. This is an alternative “public work” of “early childhood education” as expressly contemplated by section 40 of the Public Works Act.
We therefore request that the Property at 25 Campbell Street occupied by Campbell Kindergarten and the property at 29 Campbell Street occupied by Karori Kids Childcare Centre be hived off from the remainder of the VUW Campus Land, and that it be transferred back to the Crown, and leased to the two ECE services on terms and conditions which are no less favourable than those contained in their leases.
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