October 31, 2023
Matatini money well spent on kids’ kapa
Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis says seeing nieces and nephews from his old school Kawakawa Primary competing at Te Mana Kuratahi brought tears to his eyes.
He says kura had been helped to the primary school kapa haka competition in Nelson with some of the $32 million putea given to Te Matatini in this year’s Budget.
He says it was money well spent, and the support and needs to be continued.
“One of the things I was saying as Associate Minister of Education, what is matauranga? Yes, we want kids to read and write but maybe we have started to the corner and started to value what matauranga and what is learning in a Maori context,” Mr Davis says.
The competition at Nelson’s Trafalgar Centre will finish on Thursday.