Māori


Tertiary education organisations need to do more to support te reo Māori learners, according to a report published by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research. Support for learning and using te reo Māori in tertiary institutions is variable, the study says, with the sector lacking a common set of strategies, policies, and practices for supporting reo Māori learners and speakers. To help address this, the study provides a range...

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A relationship accord, or Takawaenga, signed by Te Rūnanga o Ngā Kaimahi Māori o Aotearoa and the Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi (CTU) signals an historic moment in Te Tiriti o Waitangi journey of trade unions. Signed this week at the CTU biennial conference, Te Takawaenga commits Te Rūnanga and CTU affiliated unions to maintaining and advancing a mutually beneficial relationship with Te Tiriti o Waitangi as its foundation....

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To celebrate World Teachers’ Day the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) is inviting feedback on what it plans to tell the next government to do to improve the profession. World Teachers’ Day is a celebration held annually to celebrate the great work educators do in New Zealand and around the world, many of whom are working in difficult conditions and with limited resources. Many of us will have memories of some amazing people that have...

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Tertiary Update Election Edition – Vol 1 No 5 The TEU is pleased to report that Marama Fox, co-leader of the Māori Party, has told the TEU that her party is opposed to National’s tertiary education Bill. The Bill would give Ministers greater powers to divert public funds away from public tertiary education providers and hand them to private companies instead. Following kōrero with the TEU about the impact the Bill could have on...

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Steven Wharehinga, president of the Tertiary Education Union branch at the Universal College of Learning, looks at what regional tertiary education means for Māori, Pasifika and low income families. National’s plan to require Ministers to give for-profit providers the same funding as public institutions should be opposed for the detrimental impact it would have on access to tertiary education for Māori and Pasifika. The plan would be...

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Yesterday’s International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples provided an important opportunity to reflect on the impact National’s tertiary education Bill would have on Māori. Observed on 9 August every year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population, the day is a reminder that education must be accessible, publicly funded and available for all without discrimination. The right of indigenous...

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