Iwi vote to keep Te Ohu Kaimoana
The votes are in and iwi around the country have said ‘no’ to getting rid of Te Ohu Kaimoana. Leaders gathered to vote on whether to do away with the entity following a recommendation from an independent review to shut Te Ohu Kaimoana down.
Urban Māori control over fisheries fund weakens
Not everyone is happy about the retention of Te Ohu Kaimoana Trust. John Tamihere and Willie Jackson were at the hui representing urban Māori interests when it was voted that control over funds allocated to urban Māori should be given to iwi.
Kōhanga Reo National Trust appoints new CEO
The Kōhanga National Trust has announced their new CEO. Kararaina Cribb is currently a senior manager at the Ministry of Education and has worked extensively in the education sector, including eight years in kōhanga at both district and head office level.
Damning report finds maths teaching to be problematic
Education Minister Hekia Parata launched a report that criticises primary school teachers for failing their students. It suggests many primary educators aren't teaching maths properly because they don't know the subject well-enough themselves.
Big clean up ahead for Dunedin following deluge
Dunedin residents are facing a huge clean-up effort today after riding out the tail-end of a severe storm. About 150 households are without power and more than a dozen roads are still blocked by slips and fallen trees after parts of the city were overwhelmed by floodwaters.
Te Aute receives passing mark from ERO
Te Aute College seems to be improving according to a recent education report. Enrolments are up nearly 25% since 2014, pass rates for all levels at NCEA were at 80% last year, and while the national average for university entrance fell to 57%, the pass rate at Te Aute was 75%.
Auckland launches Matariki Festival with inspired hākari
Today the Auckland City Council, along with many sponsors, opened the beginning of the Matariki event calendar. It was an event opened by a hākari and our reporter Pere Wihongi, of course, was there.