28 Jul 2021

Teachers say learning te reo, tikanga Māori making them better

From Morning Report, 8:24 am on 28 July 2021

Teachers say learning te reo and tikanga Māori is making them better teachers. 

A hundred-million-dollar programme, launched this month, aims to  teach the language to forty-thousand early childhood and school teachers.

The lessons are part of a push to ensure Maori is spoken more widely in schools. 

Here's our education correspondent, John Gerritsen with the latest in our series of stories on the work being done to incorporate reo Māori me ona tikanga in the classroom.