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Hipkins dragged into Shaw’s Green School controversy


Education Minister Hipkins has been dragged into the Green School controversy after a video was leaked of James Shaw saying he had given “verbal sign-off” for the bid.

Mr Hipkins has been actively distancing himself from the proposal, saying publicly it’s not something he’d spend education money on.

James Shaw, the co-leader of the Greens, has been working to repair the damage after infuriating party supporters, schools and unions with his strong advocacy for the nearly $12 million application for the private school.

Here’s RNZ political editor, Jane Patterson.

So ever more murky

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