Story: Ngā rōpū – Māori organisations

Kōhanga reo

Kōhanga reo

Members of the Waitangi Tribunal, Chief Judge Edward Taihakurei Durie (left) and Paul Temm, QC, read a book with children from the kōhanga reo at Waiwhetū, Lower Hutt, in 1985. The children are (from left) Harehana Pupuke, five years old, Awhina Woods, four, Tautoko Ratu, six, Matariki Puketapu, two, Benjamin Cowan, one, and Tame Ngaheke, five. At the time the tribunal was hearing the Māori language claim.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1985/2942/15-F
Photograph by John Nicholson

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Basil Keane, 'Ngā rōpū – Māori organisations - Māori educational initiatives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/29694/kohanga-reo (accessed 25 March 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jun 2017