Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Minister thrilled at Maori language web presence

Monday 26 June Media Statement

Minister thrilled at Maori language web presence

Associate Education Minister Parekura Horomia said the development of an Online Learning Centre was a real breakthrough for teaching in te reo Maori.

Parekura Horomia was taking part in a preview of Te Kete Ipurangi – the Online Learning Centre which is set to become a major feature in New Zealand classrooms from the start of Term Three.

"I see this as a really exciting start for decent resources for teachers working in te reo Maori," Parekura Horomia said.

"These teachers have a great burden in that they constantly have to develop material themselves because there is a real lack of teaching resources available in te reo Maori.

"Within Information and Communications Technology there is the potential for the central development of resources for all teachers in te reo Maori. There is also scope for a lot more sharing of resources so that the work that a teacher in Auckland does, can be also used by a teacher in Tolaga Bay.

"This kind of approach is cost effective and has the added bonus that resources can be easily adapted to take into account dialectual differences.

“Through such innovations as Te Kete Ipurangi, Maori language content on the web will continue to grow at a rapid rate and be more accessible to all which is another great achievement for Maori language,” said Parekura Horomia.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news