February 05, 2020
New programme to boost knowledge of reo speakers
Seventeen to 25-year-olds proficient in te reo Maori who show a strong desire to learn mātauranga Māori can benefit from a new extension programme launched yesterday at Waitangi by Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis.
Te Kawa Matakura, known as Tauranga Kōtuku Rerenga Tahi for its delivery in Te Tai Tokerau, is based on traditional models of education where students will learn knowledge and tikanga including mōteatea, hītori Māori, whaikōrero, karanga, navigation, weaving, and whakapapa.
In the first intake, 23 students will work towards a Level 5 New Zealand Diploma in Mātauranga ā-Iwi, consisting of 120 credits, with a pathway to a degree programme.
Mr Davis says having graduates with an in-depth level of mātauranga Māori, a high level of te reo Māori and strong leadership skills are going to benefit their marae, iwi, communities, and their own future opportunities.
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