The iwi's two small offices in Bulls and Marton will be sold to support the purchase and upgrades of the former school property, which it can move into maori girls April 6.
By that time, its roll had dropped from in to Turia said there was a perception the iwi should have done more maori girls keep the school open, but he had helped the board to deal with its financial problems, relationship with the ministry and struggle to attract students.
The closure Turia maori girls several buildings, including the dormitory, dining facility, hall and chapel required seismic strengthening ,aori they could be used. He was unsure what the cost would be, although the school's former proprietor, chairman Wayne Te Kaawa, told Stuff in it would be in the millions. Maori girls benefits for the iwi's people were limited to a leadership programme and several cultural events.
But, Turia aspires to follow larger iwi, which are also subsidising health insurance and running education programmes.
However, maori girls benefits did not eventuate and European farming destroyed traditional food-gathering sites. Restoring the tribe's unity and prestige remains a central aim.
maori girls Turia said the iwi would protect the special character of the property, keeping the church, taonga, and carvings. The doors will also remain open to past students and staff to visit.
Sam Kilmister Some of the original students at Turakina Maori Girls' College in Marton, which was established in