The community's view on Christchurch school closures
The Ministry of Education has just announced some major changes in Christchurch.
The press release was headed "$1 billion dollars investment for education renewal in Canterbury"
But it was the detail later in that release that has got the attention - a dozen schools to close, another 18 to merge.
The ministry believes the shake-up will "ensure our investment delivers better outcomes for learners and the wider community"
Lachlan Forsyth asked the community what it thought.
Watch the video.