Ministry settle quake bill for Christchurch schools

Last updated 08:02 30/01/2014
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The Ministry of Education has claimed its insurance settlement to cover earthquake damage to Christchurch schools.

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee will announce the final amount at Hornby High School this morning.

Both ministers were coy on details last night, other than to say that the figure was "significant".

The ministry already announced its 10-year, $1.37b spending plan on individual schools in November, but the insurance figure would determine how the Government balanced its books, Canterbury Primary Principals' Association president Rob Callaghan said.

"I don't think the issue of what the Government gets affects us."

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