E te iwi whānui, e te marea,

 Kei ā koutou kete kōrero, ō koutou whare tupuna, ā koutou kōrero ā kui mā, koro mā, he pai mā te kaupapa ō raro nei e whakaatu atu.

 Local Storytellers wanted!

We’re looking for storytellers from iwi, hapū, whānau, historians, trusts and organisations to help us bring Māori history to life for Te Reo Māori learners.

A growing number of New Zealand students are choosing to learn Te Reo Māori and tamariki are more engaged in learning when they can relate to what is being taught in the classroom.

That’s why we’re investing $1.91 million in creating new learning resources whānau can use in English and Māori medium pathways, to ensure your tamariki see themselves in their education, no matter where they are on their learning journey.

To get started, we’re looking for your local stories or knowledge on:

New Zealand History

Stories related to the history of New Zealand eg. Māori land wars, Tangata Rongonui, Ngā kōrero o nehe rā.

Tuia – First Encounters 250

Stories connected to the first encounters between Māori and Pākehā 250 years ago eg. Traditions associated with ocean voyaging, navigation and discovery.

Women’s suffrage – celebrating 125 years of New Zealand women having the vote

Stories about people who have made a significant contribution to women’s rights in Aotearoa New Zealand.

The resources will then need to align with one (or more) of the National Curriculum documents – Te Whāriki, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and the New Zealand Curriculum through Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori – Kura Auraki.

If your story is successful, our panel will work with you to co-develop education resources in a range of ways (for example digital, video, print). We’re keen to see innovation, so we want to encourage creative ways to bring your story to life.

If you or your whānau have stories or ideas which could bring Māori history to life submit your ideas at www.education.govt.nz/te-aho-ngarahu. Submissions are open now and close on 8 September.

For more information please contact:

Karepa Wall

Ministry of Education

Phone:  04 463 8511

Email:    karepa.wall@education.govt.nz

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