Which New Zealand school has the most valuable collection of textbooks? And which spends the most on trips and other activities outside the classroom - or more basic expenses such as heating?

The answers can be found in the Herald's interactive school-spending graphic (below) showing spending details for every Government-funded school in New Zealand in 2017, the most recent year for which figures are available.

It follows growing controversy over how many schools will be better off if they agree to drop parent donations in exchange for a $150 per student payment for decile 1-7 schools.

The donations debate, while

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