Someone asked for a map like this via twitter. It is not the prettiest and it is not the biggest. But it should give you a rough idea of where the closures map out across Christchurch (as well as the reprieves and the new schools). There is a map up on stuff, but it doesn’t show electorates.
I can’t promise it is 100% geographically accurate, but I’ve tried my best.
The big black dots are closures. As you can see, there are actually 4 in National held seats, and three in Labour seats. However, there are far more mergers in the Labour held seats, mainly Christchurch East and Port Hills. The location of the New Schools is indicative, as Rolleston, Rangiora and Lincoln are all off the map. Of the new schools, 4 (West Halswell, Rolleston x 2, Lincoln) are in Selwyn (Amy Adams) and one (Rangiora West) is in Waimakariri. The already announced rebuild of Halswell school is in Selwyn, and the new school at Pegasus is in Waimak.
Update: One of the dots in the Wigram electorate is wrong: Greenpark school is in Selwyn, about 6km from Lincoln. Stuff’s map has it wrong too.
SEVEN TO CLOSE
Branston Intermediate (Wigram)
Linwood Intermediate (Central)
Manning Intermediate (Wigram)
12 TO MERGE
Burwood with Windsor (East)
Central New Brighton with South New Brighton (East)
Lyttleton Main with Lyttelton West (Port Hills)
North New Brighton with Freeville (East)
Phillipstown with Woolston (Central and Port Hills)
Discovery with Unlimited (Selwyn / Wigram? and Central)
REPRIEVE FOR 12
Bromley (Port Hills)
Burnside Primary (Ilam)
Okains Bay (Selwyn)
Linwood Ave (Port Hills)
Ouruhia Model (East)
Shirley Intermediate (Central)
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Whanau Tahi (Wigram)
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Waitaha (Port Hills)
FIVE NEW SCHOOLS PROPOSED
* Lincoln (Selwyn)
* Rangiora West (Waimak)
* West Halswell (Selwyn)
* two in Rolleston (Selwyn)