Story: Te reo Māori – the Māori language

Waiwhetū bilingual unit

Waiwhetū bilingual unit

Nan Bella teaches a class of tamariki (children) in the bilingual unit at Waiwhetū, Lower Hutt, in 1991. Classrooms that were bilingual in Māori and English were one of the early innovations to help revitalise te reo Māori.

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

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How to cite this page:

Rawinia Higgins and Basil Keane, 'Te reo Māori – the Māori language - Revitalising te reo, 1970s and 1980s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/41082/waiwhetu-bilingual-unit (accessed 26 March 2019)

Story by Rawinia Higgins and Basil Keane, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Sep 2015