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Four schools getting major upgrades, costing $126 million

Four new school projects have been announced today by the Government, costing $126 million. 

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Schools in Auckland, Wanaka, Twizel and Taranaki are getting a share of the cash. Source: 1 NEWS

Auckland’s Northcote College is getting a $48.5 million boost to refurbish two heritage buildings and relocate a third. 

It will also see a new gym built and 20 of its classrooms either rebuilt or upgraded. 

Wanaka’s Mt Aspiring College is set to get $33.5 million to replace classrooms in a poor condition. 

Twizel Area School gets $21 million to replace classrooms and Taranaki's Rightsizing Spotswood College gets $23 million. 

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said it was expected that children should be able to learn in "warm, dry and comfortable classrooms".

"The schools are part of a new National School Redevelopment Programme that bring projects together under one co-ordinated plan."