Posts Tagged ‘Maori Education’

Fund will allow Hato Paora to improve living environment

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Hato Pāori College timuaki, principal, Nathan Matthews said he was pleased with the announcement of a new $20 million fund for Māori boarding schools. “The ability to upgrade our facilities is timely. Our preference would be to put it into pastoral care, because [students] spend 17 hours in the living environment and only seven hours Read more

Financial support promised for Māori boarding schools

Thursday, October 1st, 2020
māori boarding schools

Labour says it will recognise the important role Māori boarding schools play in growing future Māori leaders by committing $20 million to a fund designed to provide them with financial support to continue to house, educate and manaaki rangatahi in their care. Only four of an original nine schools remain in Aotearoa; Hukarere College, St Read more

Dr Rangi Matamua considering leaving over systemic racism

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

One of the country’s top scholars says he is considering leaving the University of Waikato over what he calls ongoing “systemic and casual racism.” Māori astronomer Professor Dr Rangi Matamua, who this year received the Prime Minister’s Science Communications Prize and has been a leading proponent of making Matariki a public holiday, told the Herald Read more

His dad’s a Mongrel Mob member, he is a doctor

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Growing-up around the gang – his father and several uncles were members – was a “normal” part of his childhood says Jordan Tewhaiti-Smith (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tahu, Ngā Puhi). He was one of 39 Māori medical graduands who took part in a pre-graduation ceremony last Friday at the University of Otago. He is about to Read more

Graduation at Māori university

Thursday, December 12th, 2019

Graduation took place at Te Wānanga o Raukawa, Ōtaki, on Saturday 7th December. 350 students graduated. There are about 4.500 students enrolled at the University. While Te Wānanga o Raukawa is based in Ōtaki, most of the students enrolled are from other districts. Students at Graduation came from near (for example Porirua, Levin) and far Read more

Māori students: education system broken,

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Educators need to throw out a “broken system” that has repeatedly been shown to fail Māori learners, a former principal says. Keri Milne-Ihimaera was the principal of Moerewa School in Northland for 10 years. For two of those years, the school was under statutory intervention, governed by a commissioner brought in by the Ministry of Read more

Māori boarding school’s new direction

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

With the demise of Māori boarding schools, the new principal at Hato Paora College has a personal stake in the school’s survival. Former student Nathan Matthews has returned to his old stomping ground to lead the school.  Continue reading

O’Sullivan has some ideas about future of Hato Petera

Monday, September 10th, 2018
Hato Petera

Doctor Lance O’Sullivan wants to shift the Vanguard military school on to the vacant Hato Petera College site. He has also proposed that the Hato Petera site should be used for a hostel for Māori students attending other schools in the area, on the model of Auckland Grammar School’s InZone hostel in Epsom. He said Read more

Hato Pāora old boy appointed college principal

Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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Dr Nathan Matthews has been appointed the new principal of Hato Pāora College, the Catholic Māori boarding school for boys near Feilding. He is an old boy of the school and his son Caleb is the school’s head boy this year. Matthews will be formally welcomed next month but he doesn’t start until 1 October. Sean Read more

New building opened at Te Wānanga o Raukawa

Monday, September 3rd, 2018
Te Wānanga

A few years ago, a building to house the various activities of the Te Wānanga o Raukawa (the Māori University of Ōtaki) burnt down while it was undergoing renovation. Recently a new building was opened to replace it. It contains a meeting place for students, a special hall embracing carvings representing all the local tribal Read more