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Hipkins confirms new approach to truancy officers and investigations into post-cyclone crimes

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 21 Feb 2023, 8:28am
Prime Minister Chris Hipkins. Photo / Dean Purcell
Prime Minister Chris Hipkins. Photo / Dean Purcell

Hipkins confirms new approach to truancy officers and investigations into post-cyclone crimes

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 21 Feb 2023, 8:28am

The Government's taking action on poor school attendance rates through a 74-million dollar package.

More than 80 attendance officer positions are being created to work with around three-thousand students who are continually bunking class.

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins confirms that it's a different approach than previous efforts, which had a range of contracted providers who could employ whoever they wanted.

In the wake of Gabrielle, people are being urged to hand in any evidence of post-disaster crime.

Hipkins told Mike Hosking that claims of looting and other crime are being investigated, but so far they're unsubstantiated or there was another explanation.

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