“Whāia te iti kahurangi, right?” These are the words of Erin Keenan (Te Ātiawa) when she was conferred with her doctorate degree in History from Victoria University of Wellington at her graduation ceremony in December 2014.
Steps to Success is a package of interactive, fun and practical education resources for rangatahi and whānau. It is part of the Māori Future Makers website. The resources were developed with rangatahi and whānau to ensure they would meet the needs of whānau (regardless of age) to help understand the NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) system.
October 2014 marked the completion of the first build of Te Ara, the Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
Te Ara has involved the work of many people throughout the country – over 450 writers have been responsible for over 3 million words;
thousands of people and institutions have contributed more than 30,000 images and film clips. Te Ara is a truly national enterprise and a major taonga.
Here’s just one of those stories about Tipi Tainui Ropiha – the first secretary of Māori Affairs who was of Māori descent.
He’s pictured here with his secretary, Miss M. Butler, September 1949.