Establishment of Te Mahau within a redesigned Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education

Establishing Te Mahau is the key driver of the Ministry’s 2021-2023 change programme. Te Mahau provides services and support for teachers and education leaders, ākonga and whānau.

On 4 October 2021, Te Mahau was established within a redesigned Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education. At that time, Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga also committed to shifting the way we work across four substantive areas:

  • Taking practical action to give effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • Giving priority to regional and local voice
  • Delivering greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support
  • Improving feedback loops and information flows

The new structure, encompassing Te Mahau, is based on Te Whare o te Mātauranga which sets the theme for our organisation and represents our kāwanatanga role in providing a national education system that meets the needs of ākonga in Aotearoa.

We are currently in the transition phase of the change programme, which started in October 2021, with the establishment of Te Mahau. We are making changes to how we work so we can meet direction from Government to provide services that are more locally responsive, accessible and integrated.

Read about the background and structure of Te Mahau within a redesigned Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga.

About Te Mahau

Te Mahau is the name that replaces the working title “education service agency”. Te Mahau includes our regional offices organised into three frontline groups, as well as Te Poutāhū | The Curriculum Centre, and Te Pae Aronui | Operations and Integration.

Visit the Te Mahau website(external link)

The website will be developed and built on over time, and we’d value your feedback on what it should include. 

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