Principal downplays concerns over un-eaten free school lunches

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 12 May 2021, 6:51PM
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Principal downplays concerns over un-eaten free school lunches

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 12 May 2021, 6:51PM

Thousands of taxpayer-funded school lunches are not being eaten by students - but it depends on the school

It's estimated 1500 lunches a day go un-eaten in Hamilton schools alone.

ACT Party leader David Seymour says the government needs to keep track of how many lunches are going uneaten, and why.

However, Papatoetoe High School Principal Vaughan Couillault told Heather du Plessis-Allan that none of their lunches are going to waste.

He says that by they let people come back for a second round or take them home. 

"We have all sorts of ways and means to make sure there's no waste."

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