9 Feb 2024

Education Ministry pauses projects to cut costs

From Morning Report, 7:27 am on 9 February 2024

Projects to build well over a hundred classrooms, two teaching blocks and two school gyms are in doubt.

The Education Ministry admits it has pushed pause as it embarks on a nationwide cost-cutting exercise.

The way it has run this has so far forced the Secretary of the Education to apologise to one west Auckland school.

And an Invercargill college says its buildings are 'shot' and leak on children's heads, and it must get its 14 new classrooms.

Phil Pennington spoke to Corin Dann