Story: Ngā take Māori – government policy and Māori

Kōhanga reo, 1984

Kōhanga reo, 1984

Pupils of the Waiwhetū kōhanga reo (learning nest) in Lower Hutt pose for the camera in this 1984 photo, together with their kaiako (teachers) – from left, Makere Ratu, Wikitoria Ratu and Parekowhai Reriti. Set up in 1982, the Waiwhetū kōhanga was one of the first in the country. A kōhanga reo is a preschool where children are immersed in Māori language and tikanga (customs).

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAMK W3495 Box 31 31G

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Mark Derby, 'Ngā take Māori – government policy and Māori - Māori renaissance, 1970s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 October 2021)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012