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Christchurch closures and mergers by electorate – a rough map

This makes interesting reading…

“Someone asked for a map like this via twitter. It is not the prettiest and it is not the biggest. But it should give you a rough idea of where the closures map out across Christchurch (as well as the reprieves and the new schools). “

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Someone asked for a map like this via twitter. It is not the prettiest and it is not the biggest. But it should give you a rough idea of where the closures map out across Christchurch (as well as the reprieves and the new schools). There is a map up on stuff, but it doesn’t show electorates.

I can’t promise it is 100% geographically accurate, but I’ve tried my best.

Closures vs electorates

 

The big black dots are closures. As you can see, there are actually 4 in National held seats, and three in Labour seats. However, there are far more mergers in the Labour held seats, mainly Christchurch East and Port Hills. The location of the New Schools is indicative, as Rolleston, Rangiora and Lincoln are all off the map. Of the new schools, 4 (West Halswell, Rolleston x 2, Lincoln) are in Selwyn (Amy Adams) and one (Rangiora West) is…

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2 thoughts on “Christchurch closures and mergers by electorate – a rough map

  1. it is obvious that they are hammering the schools in the Labour electorates in the Eastern areas. By bringing the closure dates forward she knows that they wont be able to rely on a Labour Govt to keep them open. Yes there are needs for new schools in areas that people have been forced to move to, but to close 13 schools then open another 15 over the next 10 years, is to me a huge waste of existing facilities.

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    Posted by Carol Anderson | February 18, 2013, 10:36 pm
  2. I totally agree. And to do it all (a) before the census and (b) before the population settles down post quake is just ridiculous and highlights that this is about much more than surplus places in schools…

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    Posted by Dianne - SaveOurSchoolsNZ | February 18, 2013, 10:39 pm

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