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Kia Manawaroa brings together information from the Ministry of Education and other agencies, to support iwi and Māori audiences to increase their knowledge and therefore be given the opportunity to be more actively involved in supporting their children’s learning.

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KA MAUMAHARA TĀTOU I A EPINEHA RATAPU


Credit: Te Puni Kokiri. Photographer: Michael Bradley

Ka Maumahara Tātou i a Epineha Ratapu

He Poroporoaki: E Te Toa o Te Hokowhitu-a-Tūmatauenga
In this edition, we commemorate Epineha Ratapu, the last living member of the 28th Māori Battalion’s C Company, who passed away at 98 years of age. 

Epineha Ratapu was greatly loved and admired throughout the motu and the hāpori of Masterton to whom he had called home for 70 years.  To the rest of the world he was known as one of the last living veterans of the most formidable military units the world has ever seen. He is also remembered for his lifetime of support for Māori education. Each year he would make the trip over the Rimutaka range  to Parliament for the Ngārimu scholarship ceremony reminding the next generation of the leadership values that set the Māori Battalion  apart from their peers.

The Battalion suffered huge losses in World War II. Of the 3,600 men who left for war, 660 lost their lives.

Nō reira, e te rangatira kia au tō moe, e oki.

NEW APPOINTMENTS TO NGĀRIMU VC & 28TH MĀORI BATTALION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND BOARD


In this picture March 2020: Ngārimu Board members, Ngārimu Scholarship recipients, veterans including Epineha Ratapu (seated), Willie Apiata VC and Members of Parliament. 

The Governor-General has made six appointments to the Ngārimu VC and 28th Māori Battalion Memorial Scholarship Fund Board. The Board was set up in 1945 to support Māori in education, and promote the study of te reo Māori, Māori history, tradition and culture.

Current Ngārimu Board members

NGĀTI WHĀTUA ŌRĀKEI WHAI MAIA

In this picture: Mereana Povey watches over her son and his friend using the Chromebook

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia: looking after their people during COVID-19 Level 4.

We take an in depth look on how the Povey whānau in Tāmaki Makarau coped during the pandemic. 

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Maia COVID response 

TE WIKI O TE REO MĀORI

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Celebrating Māori Language Week!

Over one million people took part in our Māori Language Moment. 

What a week! We were so proud of everything that everyone did to contribute to Tuku Reo Māori, A Māori Language Moment. Whether it was singing, karakia at lunch or 500 students from Onewhero Area School performing waiata and haka - Mīharo! 

The celebration contributed to over one million people honouring Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. As Māori language commissioner Rawinia Higgins said, “This is the largest, single celebration of te reo Māori in history.” 

Ko tōku reo tōku ohooho, ko tōku reo tōku māpihi maurea. 

Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori(external link) 

TE MANA O TE REO MĀORI

Te Mana o Te Reo Māori

Te Mana o te Reo Māori: History of te Reo Māori resource now available

Ko Te Mana o te Reo Māori he kōrero pāhekoheko ā-matihiko nei, e tūhura ana i te hītori o te kereme reo Māori, mō tātou katoa me ngā uri whakatipu. Te Mana o te Reo Māori, an interactive web story that explores the history of te reo Māori, is now available!

The resource launched last week during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, contains historical images, videos, and interviews with Dame Rangimārie Naida Glavish, te reo Māori advocate Andrew Robb, activist Annette Sykes and Justice Joe Williams.

This story is a resource for future generations, created as part of the Te Tai Treaty Settlements programme, and brought to you by Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage and Te Taura Whiri I Te Reo Māori.

Te Tai is a programme aimed at increasing understanding of the past by exploring Treaty settlements and their enduring impact. This story is linked to the WAI 11 te reo Māori claim, and tells a broader national story. However, previous iwi stories include Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Porou and Ngāti Awa – check them out on the Te Tai website(external link). Ngāti Whātua Ōrakei and Ngāti Raukawa are soon to be released.

CHANGING ALERT LEVELS

 Auckland will move to Alert Level 2 with no extra restrictions at 11:59pm on Wednesday 23 September.


This means people in Tāmaki Makaurau will be able to attend social gatherings, funerals and tangihanga in groups of up to 100 people.
 
You must wear a face covering when travelling into, from or through Auckland on public transport or aircraft.
 
The rest of Aotearoa will move to Alert Level 1 from 11.59pm tonight.

 COVID updates(external link)

NCEA CHANGE PROGRAMME

Find out more about the NCEA Change programme

SCHOOL LEAVERS'S TOOLKIT: INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY VIDEO RESOURCE

As part of the School Leavers’ Toolkit(external link) we have partnered with the Human Rights Commission to develop an inclusion and diversity video resource. The video shows what harassment, bullying and discrimination looks like, and provides tips on how to address them and where to get help. 

In addition, the Human Rights Commission recently launched the Voices of Racism campaign(external link), which also looks at subtle forms of racism.

Materials to support the video include a resource for kaiako to talk about inclusion and diversity in the workplace.

Access the videos:

The full video can be watched by following this link: https://vimeo.com/456388952(external link)

The hook video can be watched following this link: https://vimeo.com/456725984(external link)

For both videos the password is sltk

RARANGA MATIHIKO - FREE ONLINE CONFERENCE 28 SEPTEMBER

On Monday, 28 September the Raranga Matihiko team from Te Papa Tongarewa will be hosting a series of exciting digital technology programmes for ākonga throughout the motu.

These programmes are free to schools, and are aimed at ākonga with limited digital learning opportunities.

Register for the conference and the full programme online(external link)

REMINDERS

2021 TEACHNZ SCHOLARSHIPS 

If you’ve ever dreamt of becoming a kaiako, the TeachNZ scholarships can help you get there.

Applications close this 23 September so don't wait!
Find out more about the different types of TeachNZ scholarships
(external link)
Read the TeachNZ scholarship guide
(external link)
Call the TeachNZ team on 0800 165 225, or email teachnz.admin@education.govt.nz

AWARDS FOR GIFTED MĀORI LEARNERS 

Our awards for Gifted Māori Ākonga close on 25 September 2020. 
Find out more about Awards for Gifted Learners – Te Kete Ipurangi(external link)

NGĀRIMU VIDEO COMPETITION OPEN UNTIL 12 OCTOBER

The 2020 Ngārimu Video competition is your chance to tell the story of one of the greatest battalions the world has ever seen!
Find out more about the Ngārimu video competition

NGĀ TŪRANGA WĀTEA MĀORI O TE TĀHUHU O TE MĀTAURANGA

Māori positions available at the Ministry of Education.
If you are passionate about māori students achieving educational success, there are still great roles available at the Ministry of Education.
Please apply now and let whānau know that these positions are available.  Mouri tū, mouri ohooho, mouri reo, mouri ora! Seek.co.nz(external link)  Mahi.co.nz(external link)  

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If you have any inspiring stories you would like to share, we would love to hear from you. Mēna he kōrero ā koutou. 

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