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Māori Language Week 2018: Taking on the wero of learning te reo in adulthood

I had been thinking about taking on the wero (challenge) of learning it for at least three years but the time never felt right. I wondered how I was going to fit classes and revision around my full-time job and family commitments. But in hindsight, I was probably held back by my fear of failure, worried that I might not be able to do it or that I would get it wrong if I tried.

Why the Government could face legal challenges over te reo Māori

A High Court ruling last year overturned a Family Court decision to ban girl from Māori language education. That could have wider impacts now.

Māori a ‘core subject’ by 2025

“I want people to celebrate that as a country we are unique, and we’re proud because we always punch above our weight – and that the language is a clear identifier of our unique personality and characteristics. “The Government’s longer-term goal is 1 million Kiwis speaking basic Te Reo by 2040. Making it a core subject will go a long way towards that, Ms Mahuta says.

Green Party zero in on making te reo Māori compulsory in schools

The Greens are on a mission to sway their coalition partners in favour of te reo Māori as a core curriculum subject by 2025.

Primary school leaders showing symptoms of PTSD, NZEI survey finds

More than a third of primary school leaders taking part in an annual health and wellness survey are showing “significant degrees of distress”, primary teachers’ union NZEI Te Riu Roa says.

NZCER media mentions


Teenagers love tax, and other surprises from school money lessons

“The appeal has been wider than I thought,” said Duston, a former EY accountant, but now commerce teacher at St Cuthbert’s College in Epsom, Auckland. “I thought it would be used for commerce classes, but it turns out maths teachers are interested, and so are a lot of adults like my dentist.”

Research shows how apps enhance learning in primary mathematics

A research project in primary schools shows how teachers can use apps to enhance student learning in mathematics. The findings are encouraging both for teachers already using apps as part of their mathematics teaching and those who have yet to experiment with them.

Media Releases


New appointments to the Education New Zealand Board

NZGovt: Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced four appointments to the Education New Zealand Board.

Ethnic communities to have their say on future of education

NZGovt: Minister for Ethnic Communities and Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa is joining ethnic communities at a series of public meetings in Auckland to hear their views on education.



What’s the point in learning te reo Māori, a language spoken only in New Zealand?

You might not think you can speak te reo Māori, but chances are you understand more thank you think, thanks to Kiwis’ tendency to borrow words.