Rūnanga Buys Former Silverdale School

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua is purchasing, by way of a long term agreement, what was formerly a private school in Silverdale.

The property was offered for sale to the Iwi by former Rodney mayor John Laws, and his wife Lesley.

The Happy Rainbow School, also known as Koru Grove, ran on the property teaching as a Steiner school, based on the educational methods of Rudolph Steiner.

A plan will be developed by the Rūnanga for the future use of the property and is likely to have an educational focus.