Coast school picked for Air NZ programme

RARO BOUND WITH YOUR HELP: Hatea-a-Rangi School pupils were very excited when Air New Zealand staff called in to tell them the news that their school is one of 10 in New Zealand to be eligible for Airpoints donations. Picture supplied

Hatea-a-Rangi School wants to take their students to Rarotonga but they need your help.

The Tokomaru Bay school has been chosen as one of 10 schools from around the country for this year’s Airpoints™ for Schools programme.

Run by Air New Zealand, the scheme allows people to donate their Airpoints to a school, which would then be used for a trip of a lifetime.

Hatea-a-Rangi is a decile 2 school, and would love to give 25 students the chance to travel to Rarotonga where they could connect with their Cook Island heritage, and perform at the Te Maeva Nui Festival.

The journey will further prepare the students for the national Tuia 250 celebrations later this year.

The Airpoints for Schools programme creates educational travel experiences. It is supported by the Ministry of Education and allows Air NZ Airpoints members to donate airpoints dollars to participating schools for their chosen travel.

Schools can apply for up to 20,000 Airpoints Dollars which is the equivalent of $20,000 worth of travel. Air NZ would donate the cost of the taxes, and this year would match the donations dollar for dollar.

n Donations are being accepted now, and until Tuesday April 30, online, on the Air New Zealand Airpoints Store. Go to www.airpointsstore.co.nz, click on Airpoints for Schools, then select Hatea-a-Rangi School.

Hatea-a-Rangi School wants to take their students to Rarotonga but they need your help.

The Tokomaru Bay school has been chosen as one of 10 schools from around the country for this year’s Airpoints™ for Schools programme.

Run by Air New Zealand, the scheme allows people to donate their Airpoints to a school, which would then be used for a trip of a lifetime.

Hatea-a-Rangi is a decile 2 school, and would love to give 25 students the chance to travel to Rarotonga where they could connect with their Cook Island heritage, and perform at the Te Maeva Nui Festival.

The journey will further prepare the students for the national Tuia 250 celebrations later this year.

The Airpoints for Schools programme creates educational travel experiences. It is supported by the Ministry of Education and allows Air NZ Airpoints members to donate airpoints dollars to participating schools for their chosen travel.

Schools can apply for up to 20,000 Airpoints Dollars which is the equivalent of $20,000 worth of travel. Air NZ would donate the cost of the taxes, and this year would match the donations dollar for dollar.

n Donations are being accepted now, and until Tuesday April 30, online, on the Air New Zealand Airpoints Store. Go to www.airpointsstore.co.nz, click on Airpoints for Schools, then select Hatea-a-Rangi School.

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