Daniel Procter has been appointed deputy chair of the Kōhanga Reo National Trust.
In an encouraging sign of the relevance of te reo Māori in the workplace, TVNZ has signed a memorandum of understanding with Massey University to offer its staff the opportunity to learn Māori. TVNZ representatives say it's an important skill to be able to speak Māori, and it's one that's valued by the company. Hania Douglas - Te Karere reports.
This year, the 75th anniversary of the death of Second Lieutenant Te Moananui a Kiwa Ngārimu will come to pass. His ultimate sacrifice on a battlefield in Tunisia earned a posthumous Victoria Cross, and at Anzac Day commemorations on the East Coast, the milestone will no doubt be marked. Irena Smith - Te Karere spoke to Māori war historian Monty Soutar about the anniversary and the 28th Māori Battalion's dwindling ranks.
The NZ Principals’ Federation is standing behind the Government's decision to end charter schools. The development comes as a group supporting charter schools is threatening to make a claim to the Waitangi Tribunal. Eruera Rerekura - Te Karere reports.
All Blacks and Black Ferns will play a double-header against Australia at Eden Park in August.
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“Duffy books were established by novelist Allan Duff who thought the idea to give free books to students of all ethnicities.” – Eru Parinihi, Duffy Role Model
“We want to ensure that the clear priority is on the families of the men, no matter who they are or where they come from we are taking care of them until we hand the remains over to their families.” - Patrick Smith, Cultural Advisor and Warrant Officer