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Me whakatōhia te kakano o te reo ki roto o a tatou Tamariki

To instill the Māori language into our tamariki

This week’s whakatāuki is explained by Harete Kawana nō Ngai Tuhoe

Rosemary Rangitauira finds out more about an iwi pilot scheme, Tamaiti Whangai being run as part of the which is iwi-police criminal prevention strategy, Turning of the TideCrewz Stone-Nepia was referred to Tamaiti Whangai by the police and is now working on a farm under the leadership of farmer Tuffy Churton. For an iwi perspective on the effectiveness of the pilot, Rosemary talks with Neville Baker, the Chair of Te Runanganui o Taranaki Whanui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika a Maui.

Duffy Books in Homes is a reading success story founded by author Alan Duff and originally piloted at Camberley School in Hastings. Twenty years on over five hundred schools are a part of the scheme and eight million books have been given away to kids. Justine Murray talks with Alan Duff about the importance of books, General Manager of the organisation Linda Vagana talks about the key milestones, and Kaiako Harete Kawana from Te Kura kaupapa Māori o Te Ara Whanui in Lower Hutt,  credits the programme for helping her pupils read at levels above their age.

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A panel discussion held as part of the Reo Karanga o Taranaki exhibition at Puke Ariki Museum features wood artist Rex Homan, weaver Rose Tahuparae and artist Matthew Mcintyre-Wilson who discuss the kaupapa of their work and their Taranaki heritage.

Waiata featured:  ‘We three sisters’ performed by Pacific Curls from the album Te Pō (2010).