South Canterbury Kindergartens celebrate 75 years Canterbury Kindergartens celebrate 75 years

Past and present kindergarten teachers have celebrated 75 years of kindergartens in South Canterbury.

About 90 people gathered at the Landing Service Building, in Timaru, on Saturday afternoon for speeches and reminiscing.

South Canterbury Kindergartens general manager Dave Hawkey said about 30 of those attending were former head teachers.

Speeches were given by Timaru District mayor Nigel Bowen, MP for Rangitata Jo Luxton, New Zealand Kindergartens chief executive Jill Bond and author of the book Consistency and Change – 75 years of South Canterbury Kindergartens, Marie Rapley.

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