RNZ: Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei says Epsom Girls’ Grammar handled the discovery of human bones (kōiwi) at the school from a place of ignorance, but the hapū quickly moved to provide support to the staff, students, and the whānau involved. Trust deputy chairperson Ngarimu Blair said, “We reached out as the tangata whenua of central Auckland to see where we can assist the school, the whānau, and the kaumātua of the kura to help resolve the issue.” He said schools should not have skeletal remains in their classrooms and hoped the Ministry of Education would look into whether there was kōiwi at other kura.