PM defends Cabinet decision over Wanganui Collegiate

The Prime Minister's defending Cabinet's decision to ignore the Education Minister's recommendation not to allow Wanganui Collegiate to integrate into the state system.

Official documents show Hekia Parata wanted to reject the request, but she was overruled by her cabinet colleagues.

John Key says it was a very difficult decision, but is sure it was the right thing to do.

He says it's a high performing school and the community support for it in Wanganui is very high.

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