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.
2015 Ngā Manu Kōrero National Secondary School Speech Contest
- Last Updated on Sunday, 22 March 2015 23:34
The Ngā Manu Kōrero speech competitions are sponsored by the NZ Post Primary Teachers’ Association.
The Ngā Manu Kōrero finals 2015 will be hosted by Te Whanganui-a-Tāra ki Ōtaki / Awakairanga/Wairarapa Māori Teachers.
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 2015 National competition:
Date: Monday 21, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 September 2015.
Venue: Te Rauparaha Arena, 17 Parumoana Street, Porirua
Spotlight on Māori education
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 02:45
Around 150 Māori educators from throughout the country celebrated their successes at the 20th PPTA National Māori Teachers’ Conference in Rotorua.
Held in July, the conference theme was Te whakanui i a tātou — celebrate ourselves and our successes together.
Hana Te Kōwhai Ōhia (pictured right) shared aspirations for her future, whānau, hapu and iwi as part of the conference’s Rangatahi panel – “Ka pū te rūha, ka hao te rangatahi”.
Despite a dislike of numbers she took up a business scholarship with Price Waterhouse Coopers after secondary school.
“I told them ‘look, I know this is an accounting firm — I hate numbers and I’m not planning on becoming an accountant, but I love people,’ and for some reason I got (the scholarship) so I took that as a sign that I should study business,” she said.
Hana described her drivers in life as her whānau, her faith in God and her passion for indigenous people.
“I aspire to use my business skills to help my whānau and iwi whether it would be with managing funds, generating funds or coming up with strategic plans to set up new initiatives that look after our people and develop the skills of our people to ensure sustainability for our iwi.”
Hana wants to be confident in her own culture, develop her skills and gain the tools to benefit her people.
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.
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).