3 Feb 2014

Sir Toby Curtis - Maori educationalist

From Nine To Noon, 10:09 am on 3 February 2014

Before becoming the first Maori director of the Auckland College of Education Primary Teacher Education department and Deputy Vice Chancellor at the Auckland University of Technology Sir Toby Curtis was a primary school teacher and principal of Hato Petera College - among other roles. He's a staunch supporter of charter schools and has also been heavily involved in Maori broadcasting, chairing the Maori broadcasting advisory committee in the late 1980s, which led to the establishment of Radio Aotearoa, iwi radio stations and Maori TV. Dr Curtis was knighted in the New Years Honours.