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Māngere East School arson

Māngere East School arson

Seven classrooms were gutted by fire at Māngere East School in Māngere in June 2010. The fire destroyed everything in the rooms including precious Samoan mats in the Samoan bilingual unit. Māngere East was a decile-one school, a categorisation based on the low incomes, occupational status and educational level of families in the school's catchment area.

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Jock Phillips, 'Class - New groupings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29748/mangere-east-school-arson (accessed 29 January 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 22 May 2018