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$26 Million to be spent on Takapuna Grammar restoration

Claudia Page

The Ministry of Education have announced that they are to spend $26 million on Takapuna Grammar School's landmark Main Block. Main Block was earthquake strengthened in 1994, however this work was faulty and lead to the building becoming "leaky" and during recent scoping it has been found that the whole building will now need major restoration to avoid demolition. The cost is enormous, but we agree with local MP Maggie Barry -Minister of Arts Culture and Heritage, that it is "absolutely worth it"... " to lose it would be unthinkable" . The Main Block is a local landmark, scheduled as a Heritage Building in the Unitary Plan. The project includes building two new art rooms and is scheduled to be complete in 2017 which will be the school's 90th birthday.