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Graphic: An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 1966.


This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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Teachers in the Maori service are employed under the same salary and appointment regulations as teachers in Board schools. Because the head teacher and his wife are often required to enter into the social and welfare activities of Maori communities, preference in appointments is given to married teaching couples. Junior assistants – mainly young Maori women with secondary education – are also appointed to Maori schools.