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- Call for nominations for executive & presidential team
- PPTA annual conference 2014
- Interim agreement reached on Investing in Educational Success (IES)
Te Huarahi is PPTA's national Māori body. Te Huarahi has responsibility for making decisions which impact on Māori members.
The Ngā Manu Kōrero National Secondary School Speech Contests are sponsored by PPTA.
Māori Teachers’ Conference
- Last Updated on Friday, 11 July 2014 02:26
The 20th NZ PPTA National Maori Teachers’ Conference was held from Sunday 6 July to Tuesday 8 July 2014 at the Sudima Lake Rotorua Hotel, Rotorua.
2014 Ngā Manu Kōrero National Secondary School Speech Contest
- Last Updated on Thursday, 13 March 2014 05:41
The Ngā Manu Kōrero speech competitions are sponsored by the NZ Post Primary Teachers’ Association.
The Ngā Manu Kōrero finals 2014 will be hosted by Te Matau a Māui Māori Teachers Incorporated.
Incorporating the Korimako and Sir Turi Carroll competitions for Māori pupils speaking in English and the Pei Te Hurinui Jones and Te Rāwhiti Ihaka competitions for all pupils speaking in Māori.
The date and venue for the 2014 National competition:
Date: Tuesday 23 - Thursday 25 September
Venue: Pettigrew Green Arena, 480 Gloucester Street, Taradale, Hawke's Bay
Nga Manu Korero speech competition booklet 2014
This booklet is addressed to all secondary school principals, PPTA branches, regional co-ordinators and the National Organising Komiti. It contains background information about organising the 2014 speech contests at school and regional levels, information relating to the national finals and a check-list of key dates and contact addresses.
Ngā Manu Kōrero 2014 Topics
1. Tū kotahi tātou, wehe ka ngaro.
2. Te tino rangatira nō roto i ahau.
3. Ko au te īpapa, ko te īpapa ko au.
4. He rite ahau ki a Māui Tikitiki-ā-Taranga ...
5. He aha te kai a te rangatahi? He ...
1. The beauty of our culture is expressed through the arts …
2. Y O L O - You only live once!
3. Being Māori is an asset, plan to achieve!
4. I am a descendant of Māui Tikitiki-ā-Taranga …
5. Iron Māori - Just live it!
1. He toa taumata rau.
2. Kei a wai te mana whakahaere o te tikanga?
3. E mua kai kai, e muri kai huare.
4. Kei uta te pakanga, kei tai te whiunga.
5. Ka rere ngā purapura a Matariki.
1. Education is the most powerful tool - use it!
2. Graffiti - A crime or an art?
3. We have chance encounters with people that can be life transforming.
4. Who has the authority to change tikanga?
5. In sport the most profound lesson of all, is learning how to lose.
Ngā Manu Kōrero 2013 - results
- Last Updated on Monday, 10 February 2014 01:18
Results from the Ngā Manu Kōrero 2013 national secondary school speech contests.
The Ngā Manu Kōrero national secondary school speech contests incorporating the Korimako and Sir Turi Carroll competitions for Māori pupils speaking in English and the Pei Te Hurinui Jones and Te Räwhiti Ihaka competitions for all pupils speaking in Māori, are sponsored by the New Zealand Post Primary Teachers' Association / Te Wehengarua (PPTA).
Results of the Ngā Manu Kōrero 2013 National Secondary School Speech Contests
Beautiful and fearsome oratory: Ngā manu kōrero
- Last Updated on Thursday, 31 October 2013 02:18
Phil Newton, HOD History Otumoetai college, muses on the extraordinary gift of beautiful and fearsome oratory on an 'ordinary' day in the life of a teacher.
One of the great things about our profession is the way that our ordinary duties so often allow us to experience the extraordinary and wonderful.
I had such an experience on Friday when I journeyed with our Kapa Haka to this year's Ngā Manu Kōrero speech competition, held at Ruatahuna in the heart of Te Urewera
The day began well before dawn, as special days often do, when our bus rolled away from the coast and towards the misty forests of Tuhoe. In the darkness was music, laughter and snoring; the warmth and fellowship of whanaungatanga.
On arrival we were welcomed and fed the first in a series of kai designed to leave nobody hungry.