Posts Tagged ‘Maori Schools’

Māori schools need more – will deliver ultimatum to ministry after delays to rebuild

Monday, September 28th, 2020

Te Rūnanga nui o ngā kura kaupapa says institutional racism is the cause of total immersion Māori schools being dropped down the list for repairs and rebuilds and they are fed up and calling on the Education Ministry to act. Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o te Whānau Tahi, based in Christchurch, has been waiting more Read more

Hato Petera: Case for ownership “seems overwhelming”

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
Hato Petera

A high court judge says the Catholic bishop of Auckland’s substantive case for ownership of the land that Hato Petera College is located on “seems overwhelming”. Late on Tuesday Judge Pheroze Jagose granted the bishop an order to the protesters to leave the land and remove their property within 48 hours. However, he declined a request Read more

Hato Petera group claim they are fully constituted entity

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The group speaking on behalf of Te Whanau o Hato Petera Trust Board claim they are a “fully constituted entity with responsibility for providing quality pastoral care for Maori students attending Hato Petera College.” They say they are disappointed that the Catholic Diocese of Auckland does not recognise their legality. “We absolutely reject this unfortunate Read more

Diocese surprised by the unauthorised Hato Petera media release

Friday, December 11th, 2015

The Catholic Diocese of Auckland has expressed concern about the misinformation given to students of Hato Petera College and their whanau about the future of the school’s boarding hostels. The facilities are owned by the Catholic Diocese of Auckland, and it has confirmed that the boarding hostels will not be available in 2016. The diocese says it was surprised by a Read more

Off again on again Hato Petera saga

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

In a surprise move Te Whanau o Hato Petera Trust has announced that its boarding facilities will continue to be available next year. A statement by Murray Painting has expressed optimism about the school’s future. News reports have been confused. Some have referred to Painting as the newly elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Read more

Hato Petera – why the hostels had to close

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Over 20 years ago, in response to requests by Hato Petera College whanau, the Catholic Diocese of Auckland set up the Te Whanau o Hato Petera Trust. In signing the Trust Deed Te Whanau o Hato Petera Trust accepted total responsibility for the land, buildings and operations of the Trust and a 20 year lease Read more

Maori Schools: churches, government fight over funding

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Minister of Education Hekia Parata has made an interim decision to close Turakina Māori Girls College, which is one of only six remaining Maori boarding schools. That prompted Minister of Maori Development Te Ururoa Flavell to criticise the churches for not fulfilling their obligations by upgrading Maori schools and making a bigger financial contribution. But Read more

Flavell blames churches for demise of Māori schools

Friday, October 16th, 2015

The Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has accused the churches of not fulfilling their obligations to Māori schools. There are six remaining Māori boarding schools, including three owned by the Catholic Church: Hato Paora in Feilding, Hato Petera in Auckland and St Joseph’s in Napier. “If they really want those schools to flourish they’ve got Read more

Call for Maori to get half church’s assets

Friday, July 6th, 2012

An educationist is asking the upcoming Anglican general synod for half the $315 million worth of assets in a church trust, claiming the Anglican hierarchy didn’t do enough to save or support dying Maori boarding schools. Professor Whatarangi Winiata, who established the tertiary institution Te Wananga o Raukawa, is responsible for a motion asking that Read more