Story: Ngā tamariki

Kōhanga reo

Kōhanga reo

Danelle Raharaha, the kaiako (teacher) makes drawings with (from left) Marcus Halliday, Alicia Wright and Erana Nathan of Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Rangimārie in Papatoetoe, Auckland, in 2008. The first of these Maori-language-immersion pre-school centres opened in Wainuiomata in 1982. In 2006 about 9,500 children were enrolled at a kōhanga reo.

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Rawinia Higgins me Paul Meredith, 'Ngā tamariki - Māori childhood changes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 October 2022)

Story by Rawinia Higgins me Paul Meredith, published 5 May 2011