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Waiwhetū School bilingual unit

Waiwhetū School bilingual unit

In the 1980s growing fears that Māori would die out as a living language led to efforts to bring older speakers of te reo (the language) into contact with Māori children. Preschool kōhanga reo (language nests) were set up, followed by Māori language schools – kura kaupapa Māori. These students are studying at a bilingual school near Wellington.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1991/2155/3
Photograph by Mark Coote

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John Wilson, 'Society - Education', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

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