Posts Tagged ‘Maori Youth’

Financial support promised for Māori boarding schools

Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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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

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

Hui to prepare for Easter 2019

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Members of the Central Council (Te Kaunihera Matua) of the Māori Catholic Easter Meeting (called the Hui Aranga) met in Taranaki on Friday 12th October. After the meeting, the rangatahi section took a walk around part of Mt Taranaki. Part of the purpose of the Easter Hui Aranga is to engage young Māori in embracing who Read more

Hato Petera: Case for ownership “seems overwhelming”

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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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

Group’s effort to save Hato Petera College described as harmful

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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The commissioner appointed to run Hato Petera College has described the efforts by a group of people to increase the college’s roll as harmful. Tauira Tawhito Steering Komiti, a group of former students, parents and a kaumatua, have been able to increase the roll from one to five. They say they have received nearly 500 expressions of Read more

Briefing paper lists Hato Petera’s financial woes

Monday, April 16th, 2018
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A briefing prepared by the ministry for Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis has highlighted some of the severe financial pressures facing Hato Petera College. Only $1,600 of its $200,000 operations grant was being spent on delivering the curriculum. 81 percent of the operations grant is spent on non-teaching personnel. The three office personnel consume 53 Read more

Just one student left at Hato Petera College

Monday, April 9th, 2018
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Hato Petera College in Auckland now has just one student on its roll. The roll has declined from 210 in 1995 and the Education Review Office had expressed concerns about the school’s performance. Earlier this year, Lex Hamill was appointed as a commissioner to take over the governance of the college. Hamill said there is Read more

Care and protection system is a Pākeha with with Māori add-ons – but there is a 2nd chance

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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“I often thought if a visitor from Mars came to New Zealand and looked at our care and protection system [for children], they would say there’s no sign of intelligent life on Earth – because it is a Pākeha system with Māori add-ons, sadly for a clientele – 63 per cent – who are Māori,  Read more

Hāhi Katorika has not kept up with Māori resurgence

Monday, November 20th, 2017
Hāhi Katorika

Sister Tui Cadigan says being Catholic and being Māori are two sides of identity but many younger Māori haven’t found ways to reconcile the two. Cadigan is the chair of Te Rūnanga o te Hāhi Katorika ki Aotearoa (National Catholic Māori Council of New Zealand). Te Rūnanga is an advisory council to the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Read more

St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College marks 150 years

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College

Thousands of past students are expected to travel to Napier this weekend for the 150 year anniversary of St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College. The occasion will begin with an opening ceremony on Friday at 3:00 pm. On Saturday formalities highlighting the school’s history will be presented, then followed by a celebration dinner. There will be Read more