Preserving local Māori histories

Issue: Volume 98, Number 12

Posted: 22 July 2019
Reference #: 1H9w6b

Te Tiriti o Waitangi and local Māori histories are the focus of the third round of funding from Te Aho Ngārahu. This funding round closes on 31 July 2019.

Te Aho Ngārahu is a Ministry of Education initiative that supports whānau, hapū, iwi and communities to develop their local histories into new and innovative te reo Māori curriculum resources for the classroom in both Māori medium and English medium education.

Since opening its first round in 2017, Te Aho Ngārahu has supported the development of over 100 resources that share a range of local histories from across Aotearoa New Zealand. These include large picture books about the taniwha of Ngāti Manawa, interactive websites that tell the story of the Battle of Orākau, and an augmented reality graphic novel that tells the stories of the place names of the Manawatū:

Resources created in round one will be ready for use in schools in August 2019. 

Over 30 local stories are in development following round two. These are scheduled for release in June 2020.

Submit your story

Through Te Aho Ngārahu, the Government has allocated $1.91 million annually for creating new learning resources to be used for tamariki up to 18 years old. Storytellers are paired with curriculum experts and resource development professionals to tell their stories.  

Te Aho Ngārahu was designed to further support the demand to strengthen teaching and learning of New Zealand history. 

If you or someone you know has a story that you want to develop into a te reo Māori resource, you can submit your idea via our Request for Story (RFS)(external link) application form on the website.

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero,

Posted: 8:26 am, 22 July 2019

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