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Update: Defunct group, NZ Special Education Association, confirms Hekia Parata did not consult them

Thousands of people have read my post about Hekia Parata fabricating support from a mystical “Special Education Association”, and most were just plain dismayed that a Minister would openly make up information to justify her plans for special education. However, a few hardy trolls souls dredged up whatever support they could for the Minister, saying that there is indeed an New Zealand Special Education Association (NZSEA) in Canterbury and they probably did support the plans. (This despite Hekia writing on her Facebook page that when she said she had the support of the Special Education Association what she mean was some people generally support her plans). Most people know and accept that Hekia lied – but, you know, some poor devils just wont face those kinds of facts.

So I did what seemed best, I emailed the apparently defunct NZSEA to double check that they are indeed no longer a group and check whether they did or did not support Ms Parata’s plans.

In plain English and to be very clear, I asked the NZSEA whether they are the Special Education Association to which Hekia Parata referred when she said to Chris Hipkins during Question Time in Parliament on 23rd August 2016:

“I can tell the member that the Special Education Association tells me they want to be able to measure progress…”

The answer is no, they are not.

The NZSEA’s reply, received at 9.45am today, said:

Kia ora Dianne,

Thank  you for your email.  It is timely as I am about to write a letter to the editor disclaiming any association between NZSEA and the Minister’s statement she gave last week. She has never consulted with NZSEA on any matter associated with special education, in the past or now.  

Unfortunately, the NZSEA is currently on the process of winding up so it will be interesting to see if the Minister refers to the group again.  All the best in your quest. 

Ngā mihi 

Gaye

Chair

New Zealand Special Educaiton Association (NZSEA)

Over to you, trolls.

~ Dianne

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6 thoughts on “Update: Defunct group, NZ Special Education Association, confirms Hekia Parata did not consult them

  1. Kia ora Dianne NZSTA or NZSEA?

    Both mentioned, doesn’t sound right.

    RIkki

    On 30 August 2016 at 14:01, Save Our Schools NZ wrote:

    > Save Our Schools NZ posted: “Thousands of people have read my post about > Hekia Parata fabricating support from a mystic “Special Education > Association”, and most were just plain dismayed that a Minister would > openly make up information to justify her plans for special education. > Howe” >

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    Posted by Rikki Sheterline | August 30, 2016, 2:47 pm
  2. She OBVIOUSLY meant Special Education Association East based in, um, Waterton in Canterbury, and in no way has been made up by me in any way, shape or form, as I started typing this sentence.

    I mean, duh.

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    Posted by Vagabundo | August 31, 2016, 8:16 am

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