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Changes at CYF bad news for Māori

September 30, 2016 Jan Logie 0

It is disturbing to see that the Government continues to say they will work in partnership with Māori while they fail again and again to involve Māori in what could be argued are the most important changes for Māori in government legislation and practice in decades.

Matariki Roche learning te reo Maori

He akonga o te reo Māori – A student of the Māori language

July 7, 2016 Denise Roche 1

The first phrase of conversational Maori I learned was, “Haere mai kare, whengua tō ihu.” (“Come here darling, blow your nose.”) It was our first time at kōhanga reo and I was new to the community and with a four-year-old and a new-born, keen to make new friends and learn te reo Māori at the same time.

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