Tāngata Whenua

PPTA Te Wehengarua is a bicultural organisation and has a bicultural structure. Members can join the Maori electoral role, be elected to te reo ā rohe regional positions and stand for election to the national Te Huarahi Māori Motuhake positions.

Ngā Manu Kōrero National Secondary School Speech Contests are sponsored by PPTA.

The National Kapa Haka secondary school competitions are supported by PPTA.

2017 Ngā Manu Kōrero National Secondary School Speech Contest

Nga Manu Korero logo

The national secondary speech contests are now entering their 52nd year and the national finals this year will be hosted by Ngā Manu Kōrero 2017 ki Taranaki at TSB Stadium, Mason Drive, New Plymouth on Wednesday 20, Thursday 21 and Friday 22 September 2017.

The booklet attached to the top of this page contains background information about organising the 2017 speech contests at school and regional levels, information relating to the national finals and a check-list of key dates and contact addresses.

2017 Ngā Manu Kōrero topics

 English

Students can choose a topic from the following list: 

  1. My sovereignty, my well-being.
  2. Education opens many doors…
  3. My essential guide to achievement.
  4. You can choose your friends but not your whānau.
  5. ‘Without foresight or vision the people will be lost.’
  6. Māori performing arts should be University Entrance approved!
  7. Spiritual health is an important part of our education.
  8. Like the bellbird singing at dawn - #tweet me.
  9. Fluency in te reo Māori is the cornerstone of our culture.
  10. The water of life that flows nourishes whānau aspirations and resilience.

Māori

Students can choose a topic from the following list:

  1. Tōku Rangatiratanga, tōku oranga.
  2. E ora tonu ana te tikanga Māori i Aotearoa.
  3. Mā ō mahi ka kitea koe e te ao, e tō iwi Māori.
  4. Whānau, hapū, iwi, ko tēhea te mea nui?
  5. Taku patu, taku patu Māori mana motuhake.
  6. He manu hou ahau, he pī ka rere.
  7. ‘Kia mau, ki ō tikanga me te reo Māori, kōnei rā tō tūranga teitei e.’
  8. He peka kai, he peka taonga.
  9. ‘Ki te kāhore he whakakitenga ka ngaro te iwi.’
  10. Ka kūkū te kererū, ka auau te kurī, kei te kōrero Pākehā tonu te iwi Māori.

Relief teacher funding for Ngā Manu Kōrero

National entitlement of 350 relief teacher days available

Under the provisions of the Secondary Teachers' Employment Agreement s3.6, a national entitlement of 350 relief teacher days is available to administer the Ngā Manu Kōrero contests.

Payment may only be made to boards that have applied through the process below. Payments cannot be made to organising committees or other bodies.

Application process

Consultation with the local Ngā Manu Kōrero organising committee must take place before an application is made.

The board sends their application to the PPTA. The application should include:

  • dates and location of the competitions
  • the names of the teachers requiring leave for attendance.

The PPTA receive and assess all applications, then pass on their recommendation to the Ministry of Education.
The Ministry of Education gives approval.
The Resourcing Division processes the application, and sends payment to the approved school.

Send applications to:

PPTA
PO Box 2119
Wellington
Attn: Te Makao Bowkett, Apiha Māori



Māori teachers' conference

Maori teachers conference logoThis major national event is held in July of every year. The conference is aimed at Māori teachers working across the curriculum, including guidance counsellors and transition teachers, teachers of Te Reo Māori and teachers involved in Māori medium education.

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