Newshub: Farmers fume as synthetic carpet from US used in schools instead of NZ wool

July 6, 2023

The Government is being accused of sending mixed messages with its climate stance after it chose to install synthetic carpets from the US in rural schools instead of New Zealand wool.

A Government-funded initiative has chosen to install synthetic carpets in more than 800 small and remote schools throughout New Zealand.

The program, Improving Classrooms for Small and Remote Schools (ICSRS), is being delivered by the Ministry of Education and includes improved classroom lighting, sound insulation, electrical upgrades and the replacement of carpet in the teaching spaces.

Watch the full interview with Tom O’Sullivan at Newshub HERE

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