Education Minister Anne Tolley says schools
and ECE services in Christchurch City remain closed until further notice,
as the extent of damage to school property becomes clearer following the
"The Ministry has now identified
18 state schools with major damage as a result of the earthquake,"
says Mrs Tolley.
"This is in addition to eleven state-integrated
schools and five independent schools which have reported significant damage.
"So far, 100 schools have been assessed
as having minor level damage.
"We are currently working on plans