13 Apr 2021

Hipkins defends Ministry's handling of mould problem at Hutt Valley school

From Checkpoint, 6:15 pm on 13 April 2021

The Education Minister has defended his ministry's handling of serious problems that forced Hutt Valley High School to close an entire block of classrooms.

Hundreds of senior students will have to spend half their week learning at home because there is black mould in 13 classrooms.

Principals say plenty of other schools are also struggling with defective buildings they can't afford to fix.

Here's our education correspondent, John Gerritsen.