Primary pay protests

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Teachers protest in Queenstown's CBD

About 100 teachers and supporters joined marches in Queenstown today to demand better pay and work conditions in primary schools.

Dozens of protesters made their way through the CBD, chanting and prompting motorists to beep their horns, while others marched along State Highway 6 in Frankton.

Many were carrying placards and wearing colourful costumes as they chanted “what do we want? More teachers! When do we want them? Now!”

St Joseph’s School principal Trisch Inder says she is “really proud” of the turnout.

NZEI trade union rep Suz Little, from Remarkables Primary School, says they march “for the kids of New Zealand”.