Turakina Māori Girls' College has only two weeks to change the minister's mind about the closure of their school. Hekia Parata put out a statement saying there is no resolution to the issues crippling the school.
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Turakina Girls' refused entry into Parliament
The Speaker of the House is refusing to let in a delegation of 150 supporters of Turakina Girls' College so they can attend a parliamentary lunch hosted by Māori Party MP, Marama Fox.
Turakina Māori Girls' College: Second week of consultation process complete
Turakina Māori Girls' College has completed their second week of the consultation process and the Board has found no support for the Ministry proposal to close the school.
Ngā Wāhine Tawhito o Turakina to perform haka outside Parliament
Turakina supporters, MPs and former students will perform a ‘flash mob’ haka outside Parliament in a bid raise awareness and celebrate the achievements of the Māori Girls College.
Turakina school community emotional over possible closure
The future of Turakina Māori Girls' College is in doubt with the Ministry of Education proposing to close the school in the wake of a declining roll.
Consultation process begins between Turakina and MoE
The fate of Turakina Māori Girls College is uncertain, Education Minister Hekia Parata says that the consultation process has just begun between the Ministry of Education, the school and the (Presbyterian) church.
Future of Turakina Māori Girls Boarding School in doubt
After over 110 years of operation and priding itself on excellence of education for young Māori women the future of Turakina Māori Girls College could be in jeopardy.
Native Affairs- Interview with Hekia Parata on Taumarunui High
Taumarunui High School is being criticised by some in the community for not putting enough effort into teaching Te Reo Māori. Japanese is offered year round at the school while te reo Māori is offered to students for just 6 weeks of the year.
NZ First says more encouragement needed for Te Reo Māori
New Zealand First says Education Minister Hekia Parata needs to do more to ensure te reo Māori is supported throughout Secondary education so the language is not lost to all New Zealanders.
Education Minister gives Northland charter school a second chance
The Education Minister has given a troubled Northland charter school a second chance despite an audit advising against it.