Story: Ngā mātua – Māori parenting

Taonga teen parent unit

Taonga teen parent unit

Outside the Taonga teen parent unit at James Cook High School in Manurewa, South Auckland, are, from left, school board chairwoman Angela Dalton, lead teacher Carleen Blucher and students Jamee Miles and Shannon Turner. Carleen and Jamee are teen mothers who recently completed the Duke of Edinburgh award programme. The outcomes for young mothers and babies are good when they receive support, such as the chance to continue their education.

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Cindy Kiro, 'Ngā mātua – Māori parenting - Abuse and discipline', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29250/taonga-teen-parent-unit (accessed 23 October 2019)

Story by Cindy Kiro, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017