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Sunday, April 11, 2021

Little regard for Māori heritage

Māori heritage is the oldest and rarest we have in Aoteroa New Zealand, but it is given little regard on the country’s official list that identifies our most significant historic heritage places. Instead, the...

Student spotlight: Maori Scholarship winner awarded Dux

Year 13 student Carym Wharerau enjoyed great success in his final year of school at Okaihau School.

Bilingualism the victim of scaremongering – UoA academic

Professor Stephen May of the University of Auckland says parents are increasingly taking into account whether a school focuses on bilingualism when making school choices.

Learning Māori makes you clever – school principal

A Māori principal has hailed new Māori-language education data as showing that "learning Māori makes you clever".

Māori language immersion shows the way in international study

The example of Māori language immersion expertise in a new international study will help other programmes around the world lift their game, say University of Canterbury academics. 

Kia ora te reo – Let the Māori language live

Te Reo Māori is the waka that carries the tikanga. It’s Te Wiki o te Reo Maori (Maori Language week). This year’s theme is Kia ora te reo - Let the Māori language live. Here JODY HOPKINSON looks at three education initiatives aimed at doing just that.

Hatch by Pacific Business Trust – Creating the commercial leaders of tomorrow

The Hatch Youth Programme was launched today by the Pacific Business Trust, providing a combination of flexible tertiary education with real-world experience.

Games tournament promotes pride, confidence and tikanga

Before Covid-19 saw schools closed and many sporting events postponed or cancelled around the country, tamariki from 12 primary schools and two intermediates joined together to participate in Upper Hutt’s second traditional Māori games.

Stocktake of policies on te reo Māori in schools

It is Te Wiki o te reo Maori (Maori Language week) and just ten days until the general election. In light of the week’s theme Kia Ora te Reo Maori – Let the Maori Language live, we examine each of the political parties policy on te reo Maori.

Closure of charter schools “the biggest kick in the face” – school leader

As charter schools await the Education Ministry's decision this week on whether they will transition to schools of designated character, a Treaty of Waitangi claim is underway appealing against the lack of consultation regarding the closure of the charter schools.
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