On Tuesday four hectares of land was gifted back to Ngāti Te Whiti iwi by the Methodist Church and the Grey Institute Trust. The iwi sold the land to the church during the mid 1800’s. On Monday the High Court trial began for the ‘Urewera Four’. The ‘Urewera Four’ are some of original eighteen people [...]
Mana Party – Māori focused matters Despite its relative newness, the Mana Party has developed twelve broad policy platforms, all of which take into account specific Māori interests. These policies, and salient features, are highlighted in the table that follows. Mana Party Notes – salient aspects of Māori-focused policy proposals Livelihoods and Economic Justice policies [...]
Green Party Māori focused matters This election the Green Party is the only ‘mainstream’ political party to produce clear Māori specific policy. It is noteworthy that both National and Labour have, since the last election, jettisoned specific Māori-related policy documentation. We consider the size of the Māori voting electorate (15%), and the significance of issues [...]
On Monday the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) Acting Chief Executive, Dr Colin Webb confirmed that the TEC Board has decided not to proceed with the appointment of a Deputy Chief Executive under the TEC restructure set to take effect from 1 June.
The Education Review Office has issued its first report on The Central Hawke’s Bay based Te Aute College since a commissioner took over the management of the school in February after the school’s board of trustees voluntarily stood down.
Te Rau Whakaara, is a new student-centred approach to accelerate Māori achievement at Massey University. Te Rau Whakaara also known as the Accelerated Academic Advancement – or Triple A – programme, was developed by the Assistant Vice-Chancellor -Māori and Pasifika Professor Mason Durie; its main goal is to increase the number of Māori students passing [...]
The Working Welfare Reform group have presented 43 recommendations in its final report to government. The recommendations are focused on eight key reform themes to improve life time outcomes for people at risk of long-term welfare dependency.
Last week Education Minister Anne Tolley launched the Eastern Bay of Plenty Trades Academy at Waiariki Whakatane campus. The academy is a collaboration between Waiariki Institute of Technology, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and all seven Eastern Bay of Plenty secondary schools.
Ngāti Pikiao, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa ki Waiariki and Masterton-based agricultural training group the Taratahi Training Centre have joined forces to deliver a agriculture programme focussed on dairy farming.
Family Planning has developed a Te Reo sexual health resource – Te Huarahi Hokakatanga. Te Huarahi Hokakatanga has been developed to assist kaiako in kura kauapapa to teach year 7 & 8 students about sexuality.
Management and other interested parties of Te Aute College are seeking a government appointed Commissioner to help save the Hawke’s Bay School from closure. Te Aute College’s roll has been dropping for a number of years and now its student numbers are below 100.
Māori culture and traditions have a vital contribution to make to the social, cultural, environmental and economic life of Aotearoa and to the world, according to Dr Pita Sharples.
Nobel Prize winner keynote speaker at the Sharing Power- sustainable resource conference in Whakatane
The Sharing Power- sustainable resource conference will commence in Whakatane on Wednesday January 12, 2011. The conference will be hosted by Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in conjunction with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and the Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy.
Te Wānanga O Aotearoa has received confirmation to establish vocationally-oriented secondary schools or tai wānanga in Palmerston North and Hamilton. However, they intend to trend cautiously. Te Wānanga O Aotearoa Chief Executive Bentham Ohia says the schools will have a Māori kaupapa but the language of instruction will be English.
Education Minister Anne Tolley says the findings of an international study by the OECD show that more needs to be done to lift achievement for all New Zealand students.
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