Kia Manawaroa

Kia Manawaroa is the Ministry's pānui for whānau Māori with children in the education system, and includes information about COVID-19 changes | Ko te kaupapa matua o Kia Manawaroa, he whakapāho pānui mo ngā whānau Māori me ā rātou tamariki e noho ana ki raro i te tawharau o Te Tāhūhū o te Mātauranga.

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Read the latest issue

Read Kia Manawaroa: 20 May 2022(external link)

In this issue:

  • Pink Shirt Day is today!
  • Free anti-bullying resource: Oat the Goat
  • Brothers gain qualifications for the betterment of our people
  • Te Reo Māori Tertiary Scholarships
  • “You cannot connect a Māori to a carrot” – harvesting kūmara and reconnecting to Papatūānuku
  • World Smokefree Day: Tuesday 31 May
  • Get into Games 2022
  • Have your say on issues in education
  • COVID-19 information
  • Whānau wellbeing
  • We want your feedback about Kia Manawaroa

What is Kia Manawaroa?

Kia Manawaroa is the Ministry’s dedicated pānui for whānau Māori, managed by the Kia Manawaroa team within Te Tuarongo.

It is sent fortnightly via email over the school term to a growing audience of subscribers, published to the Ministry’s websites, and shared via the Ministry’s social media channels.

Kia Manawaroa is about:

  • Opportunities, changes, and milestones in education
  • Celebrating Māori success as Māori
  • Promoting and normalising te reo Māori
  • COVID-19 updates relevant to whānau.

We keep an eye on a range of channels so we can offer timely and accurate info about COVID-19 changes in the education space.

We usually tie COVID updates into our regular pānui, but if there's something urgent for whānau to know about, we'll write a special issue.

Subscribe to Kia Manawaroa to get the latest copy straight to your inbox(external link)

Submit an article

If you have a contribution for Kia Manawaroa, please complete the briefing form and send it to along with 1-2 suitable photos or images.

Download the Kia Manawaroa briefing form [DOCX, 19 KB]

Be sure to check publishing dates and deadlines, and get in touch ahead of your intended publication date.

How to write for Kia Manawaroa

  • We share information that is practical and helpful
  • We talk to whānau, not about whānau
  • We write in a helpful and friendly style, and avoid sector-centric language
  • We are clear about the call to action - how can whānau contribute or be involved?
  • We keep it short and sweet - articles should be 200 words max
  • Articles should always have at least one photo, image, or video – with captions.

Photos and videos

All Kia Manawaroa articles should have at least one photo, image or video.

Photo guidelines

Photos and images should be:

Video guidelines

If you’re including a link to a video in your article, the video should have captions for accessibility reasons.

Videos need to be should be clear, and shouldn’t be longer than five minutes. Ideally videos will be 60 seconds or less.

Please note: you need to ensure you’ve got permission for photos and images to be used in Kia Manawaroa before sending them through.

Dates and deadlines

Kia Manawaroa is published fortnightly on Fridays during the school term. The first issue of the term always comes out the first week. Dates as follows:

Fri, May 6th

Fri, Sept 23rd

Fri, May 20th

Fri, Oct 7th - School holidays, no issue

Fri, June 3rd

Fri, Oct 14th - School holidays, no issue

Fri, June 17th

Fri, Oct 21st

Fri, July 1st

Fri, Nov 4th

Fri, July 15th - School holidays, no issues

Fri, Nov 18th

Fri, July 22nd - School holidays, no issue

Fri, Dec 2nd

Fri, July 29th

Fri, Dec 16th

Fri, August 12th

Fri, Dec 23rd - School holidays, no issue

Fri, August 26th

Fri, Dec 30th - School holidays, no issue

Fri, Sept 9th


Explore earlier issues of Kia Manawaroa

Kia Manawaroa archive: issues from 2022(external link)
Kia Manawaroa archive: issues from 2021 and earlier(external link)

Questions, feedback and contributions

We're really keen to hear your honest feedback about this pānui, so please make sure you take the one minute Kia Manawaroa survey(external link) or you can contact us at

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