Pursuant to section 156A (1) of the Education Act 1989,
I hereby declare that Birch Grove School (3300) and Mairehau Primary School (3425), Christchurch City, will merge on 9 April 2004.
Mairehau Primary School will be the continuing school.
Dated at Wellington this 11th day of November 2003.
TREVOR MALLARD, Minister of Education.