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Destiny school likely to win computers

Fri 24 Jun 2005 In: New Zealand Daily News

The likelihood of Destiny Church's primary school receiving a range of high-end computer and electronic equipment in a major shopping mall competition is striking a sour note with some glbt Aucklanders. An email being circulated amongst Auckland's gay community urges people in the Mt Wellington and Pakuranga areas to nominate second-running Riverina School for shopping points awarded for purchases at Westfield Pakuranga Mall. Destiny School, operating at the anti-gay church's Auckland headquarters complex, has a "comprehensive character curriculum" led by "top facilitators including Brian and Hannah" Tamaki. The most recent ERO report on the school notes that “quality of tuition at Destiny is of a high standard... children are confident and respectful," and that the school days include "prayer and the sharing of Christian values." As of today, Friday 24 June, and with just one week to run for the two month-long promotion, Westfield's results tally shows Destiny School the clear leader with over 2,600 shopping points, ahead of Riverina School which has 1,700 and St Ignatius School nearing 1,100 points. The email notes that in this final stage of the promotion from Monday until Friday next week each dollar spent will generate 5 points for the nominated school instead of the current 1 point. It urges recipients to "prevent the Destiny Church from getting the computers."    

Credit: News Staff

First published: Friday, 24th June 2005 - 12:00pm

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