11 Jul 2014

Nearly $15m to expand Rangiora High

11:38 am on 11 July 2014

The Government has announced a multi-million dollar cash injection for a Canterbury high school to help it cope with a booming post-earthquake roll.

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It will spend $14.9m on upgrading buildings and facilities at Rangiora High School.

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye says the school has experienced a significant roll increase following the Christchurch earthquakes.

She says the school has a lot of relocatable classrooms in very poor condition, and property issues have worsened to the point where a substantial redevelopment is required.

Ms Kaye says an increasing number of subdivisions have been developed in Rangiora since the quakes and the funding will provide additional classrooms to address that growth.