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Teachers strike in Wellington today

Primary teachers conclude a week of industrial action today, with schools closed throughout the Wellington region.

A meeting for Wellington, Wellington North and Te Kura branch members will take place at the Opera House at 11.00am this morning, followed by a march to Civic Square for a rally.

Other 11.00 meetings will be held for Hutt Valley, Heretaunga and Wainuiomata Branch members at Lower Hutt Events Centre, followed by a march around the Hutt returning to Riddiford Gardens for a rally and picnic; for Mana Branch members at Dogs NZ; and for Kapiti Branch members at Whitireia Kapiti Campus, followed by a march up Kapiti Road finishing at Coastlands.

A 10.30am meeting at Carterton Events Centre for South Wairarapa and Wairarapa members will be followed by a march through Carterton calling on the office of New Zealand First MP Ron Mark.