A woman has pleaded guilty to defrauding a Māori immersion school.
Kim Symes, 51, was convicted of obtaining by deception, using forged documents and four counts of dishonestly using a document on Friday after defrauding Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o te Tonga o Hokianga of $250,000.
The Northland school employed Symes for 11 years, from 2006 to 2017. She was responsible for its core finances.
She was remanded on bail, and will be sentenced in November.