No merger for Māori schools

The Education Minister's axe won't be falling on Christchurch's total immersion Māori schools.

That's the current situation after Hekia Parata announced closures to seven schools, and the merging of another 12 in Christchurch.

However, there's to be no merger for Te Whānau Tahi and Te Kura Whakapūmau i te Reo Tūturu Ki Waitaha, who the Ministry proposed merging last year.

Reporter: Maiki Sherman.