Posts Tagged ‘Maori Youth’

Progress in Hato Petera hostel dispute

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

The dispute between the Catholic Diocese of Auckland and a group who wishes to keep the Hato Petera College Hostel open came closer to resolution in the High Court in Auckland on Wednesday. The boarding facilities are to be vacated and possession of the property delivered to the Catholic Diocese of Auckland. In July Radio Read more

Hato Petera College – Waitangi Tribunal submission questions land use

Thursday, June 29th, 2017
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The Waitangi Tribunal has been told that if a Crown land grant had been used as it was intended Hato Petera College would not be facing closure. Hato Petera College stands on a portion of the of the Crown Grant of 376 acres given to the Catholic Church in Auckland’s North Shore in 1850 for Read more

Hato Petera begins the year with less than 30 students

Friday, February 10th, 2017
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Hato Petera College has begun the school year with fewer than 30 students ranging from year 9 to year 13. That is about half the number of students on its roll compared to last year. Rudy Taylor, the chairman of the Hato Petera Whanau Trust, said, while that number is low, he thinks it can be built up. Read more

Hato Petera: Minister’s decision not to close it disappoints Bishop Dunn

Friday, November 25th, 2016
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The Auckland diocese has announcing that from 2017 Hato Petera College will operate as a College for day students only. No hostel facilities will be available. The  Bishop of Auckland, Patrick Dunn, said he was disappointed by Minister of Education’s decision not to close the school. The a co-educational Year 9-13 state integrated school is Read more

New governance structure set in place for Hato Petera hostels

Friday, August 26th, 2016
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A new governance structure for the hostel of Hato Petera College, in Auckland was confirmed last Sunday at the inaugural general meeting of Hato Petera Society Incorporated. Executive members of the registered society who were elected were: Chairperson: Dr Sir Noble (Toby) Curtis. Deputy-chairperson: Frank Solomon. Secretary: Norman McKenzie. Treasurer: Janice Smith. Kaumatua and Kuia: Read more

Hato Petera College still viable says principal

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
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Hato Petera College is financially viable and academic rates are positive says principal John Matthews. He was speaking after the first of five consultation hui arranged to discuss the future of the College. Read more on Auckland Diocese website The school’s roll stands at 49. Last year 85 enrolled were enrolled. The roll stood at 148 Read more

Hato Petera College – Bishop Dunn initiates a consultation process

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
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The bishop of Auckland, Patrick Dunn, has announced a consultation process about the future of Hato Petera College. The Bishop said one of the options to be considered is the possible closure of the school. However he gave an assurance that the school will stay open for the rest of the year. Furthermore any decision Read more

Young Maori: Concern for homeless at kapa Haka competition

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Last week’s national secondary schools’ kapa haka competitions in Hawke’s Bay have shown that rangatahi are deeply concerned with politics and social issues. Maori Party co-leader Marama Fox says she wishes more of her political colleagues understood te reo Maori so they could appreciate the korero coming from the stage about issues affecting their whanau, Read more

Hato Petera: Incorporated Society replacing Trust needs operating licence

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
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In February operation and boarding warrant of fitness licences for five of Hato Petera’s hostels were approved and signed off by the Ministry of Education. A new governing body now has been formed to operate the hostels. A Ministry of Education spokeswoman says any new entity formed to operate the hostels will now need to 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