Thirty, not 13 schools to close
Wednesday 3 Oct 2012 5:00 p.m.
Last night we revealed mistakes in the core facts the Ministry of Education has used in its proposal to close and merge Christchurch schools.
Tonight we have found another discrepancy.
On the 13th of September the Government proposed closing 13 schools, and that's the number that's been repeated in the media for three weeks now: 13.
But on a closer reading of the ministry's own statistics we believe that number is more than double.
Not 13, but 30 schools are due to close.
Watch the video to see Natasha Utting’s report.