Story: Adult education

Te Ataarangi founder Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira

Te Ataarangi founder Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira

In 1970 the National Council of Adult Education set up the Working Party on Maori Adult Education. The initiative was led by Ngoingoi Pēwhairangi, who went on to create the Māori-language programme Te Ataarangi with Kāterina Te Heikōkō Mataira (pictured) in 1979. Te Ataarangi was so successful that a national association of the same name was soon formed. The programme is still going strong in the 2010s. 

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Adult education - Growth of adult education, 1940s to 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 June 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012