Severe weather closes 8 West Coast schools

There are currently 8 schools closed on the West Coast after heavy flooding. Our local staff have been in contact with the schools and have offered our support where needed.

The school and road closures affects 900 students.

We encourage parents to keep in contact with schools and early learning centres tomorrow following today's severe weather.

The best information will come from schools and early learning services themselves as they make decisions this morning. Parents are advised to check school or early childhood service websites or Facebook pages or contact them directly.

The closed schools are:

  • Whataroa School
  • Haast School 
  • Ross School 
  • Kokatihi-Kowhitirangi School 
  • Kaniere School 
  • Westland High School  
  • Hokitika School 
  • St Mary’s School Hokitika


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