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Taumata Kōrero

Taumata Kōrero is a series of conversations with kaiako who have spoken with us in the hope that their stories will inspire other kaiako Māori to keep teaching, and to be the best kaiako they can be.

 

What drives these kaiako to be the best they can be? What does the future hold? How do they cope when the going gets tough? Who do they turn to for support? 



Glenda

Glenda Te Rito descends from the Ngāti Hinemanu hapū (Ōmahu), of Ngāti Kahungunu. Both her and her tāne (Ngāti Kurī) are dedicated to ensuring their five tamariki get a good education. In fact, as the pūtaiao teacher in the wharekura, Glenda teaches in the kura that her tamariki attend, Te...

Riria

Over shared kai and kōrero, three inspirational students and their kaiako, Riria McDonald and Vicki Pirihi, discussed their passion around raranga. Their kōrero included the connection of raranga to the Pūtaiao curriculum, and how it has given these students an insight into mātauranga Māori.

Tanu

I ahu mai tāku manu i tō Aoraki matatū. Whakatakina poa tāna rere atu i te au o Waitaki ki te tai o Araiteuru. Āmiomio te rere i ngā pokohiwi o Tarahaoa, o Hua-te-kerekere kia reia te noho āhuru ki te tī tamore.

Piata

Piata Allen hails from the Heretaunga Plains in Hawke's Bay, from Puketapu Maunga, Ngaruroro awa, Ngāti Hinemanu hapū of Ōmahu. During her Teacher Journey interview, Piata talked about her vision, and her desire to ‘awaken the sleeping giant of Māori potential’.

Te Aoterangi

Te Aoterangi Moore prides himself on knowing his students and seeking ways to extend the skills they bring to kura. As he often says: “Me mōhio ki ō tauira. Me aroha atu ki ō tauira. Me mōhio hoki koe ki ngā pūkenga ka mauria mai e rātou ki te kura.”...

Lisa

Lisa Larwood is of Ngāti Kahungunu ki Heretaunga, Tūwharetoa, and Ngāpuhi descent and the director of the Teen Parent Unit (TPU) in Flaxmere, Hastings. She believes that as a leader she needs to stay true to herself, and her values, to ensure improved outcomes for her students.

Mona

Mona Stewart is a nanny, mother, weaver and a secondary trained teacher. She grew up in the small township of Omahu in Hastings. At the end of 2016 she decided to retire from teaching only to be approached by the chairperson of Te Kura o Mangateretere, that was facing closure,...
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