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Article covers the opening of the first school in New Zealand that was financed and built privately, the Hobsonville Point primary school in Auckland. Supporters of the project claim that it will allow for administrators and teachers to focus on educating and caring for the kids while management and most administrative activities will be left with the private company tasked with running the school. Opponents argue that the project saw a cost escalation which has wiped out the $1.5 million that delivering the school through a P3 was promised to save. They also argue that the school will no longer be allowed to make major decisions that impact the community independently.