Kia Manawaroa

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.

Kia Manawaroa is also available as a weekly pānui straight to your inbox.

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Unexpected Silver Lining to Lockdown

As a solo mum of six, Catherine Kingi felt a little apprehensive at the thought of going into lockdown with limited resources.

With only one cellphone in her house Catherine prepared for the lockdown the best she could by creating time slots for each of her three tamariki to use her phone. This was to ensure that her children completed their mahi kainga on time. 

“It was a struggle, but we done the best we could at the time.”

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Christchurch Ākonga Promote Te Reo

The streets of West Christchurch could soon be buzzing with the sounds of Te Reo Māori thanks to a student-led revitalisation programme.

Aotearoa Rockstars aims to break down barriers by breaking down the reo for people in their community.

The initiative comprises students from schools including Breens Intermediate and Burnside Primary, who go out into their own communities to spread the word alongside retailers, libraries and churches.

Ka Hikitia and Tau Mai Te Reo Outline Shifts Needed In Education

Happy, healthy tamariki and rangatahi learn better and are more likely to achieve in education, work and life when they feel safe and confident in themselves and connected to their learning environments.

The education system has underperformed for Māori learners and their whānau over an extended period.

As a result, Māori learners collectively experience worse education outcomes than other New Zealand learners and are less engaged in our education system.

Ka Hikitia and Tau Mai Te Reo have been developed alongside education sector agencies to raise Māori educational success. 

Find out more about both Ka Hikitia and Tau Mai Te Reo here.(external link)


Calling All Storytellers

The fourth round of Te Aho Ngārahu has opened and we’re calling on storytellers – Māori, iwi, hapū, whānau, historians and others to help bring to life your stories about Te Tiriti o Waitangi, local Māori history, and journeys of resilience in the face of adversity.

Te Aho Ngārahu is a Ministry of Education fund which takes kōrero tuku iho - iwi stories passed down through generations - and transforms them into fun and engaging te reo Māori teaching and learning resources for tamariki aged 0-18yrs. 

Te Aho Ngārahu received a $1.5 million boost in Budget 2020, increasing its annual funding to $3.41 million.  Since its establishment in 2017, the initiative has produced over 200 resources that share a range of local histories from across Aotearoa. 

Other teaching and learning resources developed through Te Aho Ngārahu include:

  • A board game which traces the journey Tamatea Arikinui took through Rarotonga to arrive in Aotearoa.
  • Digital story books about Māori superheroes Pūwhaorangi of Te Arawa, and Ngarue of Taranaki.
  • A multi-media interactive map that tells the story of Pekehaua, who brought Ruaeo to Aotearoa and carved te awa o Te Awahou.
  • An ebook that is a collection of stories of Moriori history on Rēkohu.

 Do you have a story to share with Aotearoa?  Submit your application online(external link) by 5pm 20 August.

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Ngārimu Video Competition

The Ngārimu Video Competition started last year, as a way to honour the legacy of Victoria Cross winner Second Lieutenant Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa Ngārimu and the other members of the 28th (Māori) Battalion.

The aim of the competition is to promote study and encourage the learning of te reo Māori and Māori history, tradition and culture.

It is an opportunity for students and ākonga to practice storytelling, develop research skills and learn about the history of the Māori Battalion.

To enter, students and ākonga must submit a short video, 3-5 minutes long. A video can be submitted by an individual or a team. It should be led by students and ākonga.

The video must reflect one of the three kaupapa outlined on the Ngārimu Video Competition website(external link), where you can also find information on how to enter.

Videos must be submitted on, or before, Monday 12th October.

Please let your whānau, students and ākonga know about this great opportunity to embrace and learn from our history.

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