Live: teachers ‘mega strike’ over deadlocked pay

Teachers protesting on the side of the road outside Rotorua Boys' High School this morning.

Primary and secondary teachers across New Zealand are going on a "mega strike" today, the country's largest-ever industrial action.

Members of the two teachers' unions - NZEI and the Post Primary Teachers' Association - are striking after refusing to settle for three pay rises of three percent each.

Talks with the Education Ministry have been deadlocked for months and the government has insisted it will not increase the total value of its offers, which it said were more than $1.2 billion over four years.

Follow our live blog below as we stay up to date with the strike:

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