September 27, 2020
Fund to help Maori boarding schools
Labour is promising a $20 million fund to support Māori boarding schools.
Only four of the historic schools remain – Hukarere College, St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College and Te Aute College in Hawke’s Bay and Hato Pāora College in Feilding.
Ikaroa-Rāwhiti candidate Meka Whaitiri said these schools carry on a tradition that has grown many great Māori leaders.
She says rangatahi who attend these schools live and breathe tikanga, reo and develop a sense of whanaungatanga that can only be achieved inside these unique institutions.
The fund will allow the schools to invest in building upgrades.
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