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Ending period poverty: First products given at Auckland Girls Grammar School

The rollout of free period products in schools has been welcomed by students at Auckland Girls' Grammar, the first school to receive the products. 

It follows a successful pilot programme run for 15 Waikato schools last year. Now, all primary, intermediate and secondary schools are to be included nationwide. 

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Ending period poverty: First products given at Auckland Girls Grammar School

The rollout of free period products in schools has been welcomed by students at Auckland Girls' Grammar, the first school to receive the products. 

It follows a successful pilot programme run for 15 Waikato schools last year. Now, all primary, intermediate and secondary schools are to be included nationwide. 

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First free period products delivered to schools in period poverty scheme

The first tampons and pads have been delivered to schools after the Government committed $25 million to combating period poverty.

For the students at Auckland Girls’ Grammar School, having free and easy access to period products could mean the difference between missing days of class every month, or staying in school.

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Government to roll out free period products at schools

A programme to offer free period products to school students is to be expanded nationwide from June. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Education Minister Jan Tinetti made the announcement at Fairfield College in Hamilton on Thursday.

The school is one of 15 schools and kura in the Waikato which were part of the Access to Period Products pilot scheme since term three last year. From June, primary, intermediate and high schools across the country can opt into the scheme, expected to cost around $25 million over three years.

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