Salisbury centenary celebrations fire up protest


Today the local school facing a controversial closure celebrated its 100th year.

Current and former students, staff and supporters flocked to Salisbury School for a weekend of celebration in the face of an imminent closure.

The two-day centenary began with a Powhiri and the unveiling of a History Panel and continued with mingling, morning tea, reminiscing and speeches against the Minter of Educations plans to close the school.

For the whole story and the reactions of students as they celebrated and protested, don’t forget to pick up a copy of this week’s Waimea Weekly.