Summer 2017

History of New Zealand seeks to address gaps in knowledge

By John McRae 18 January, 2017

  Tamsin Hanly is in her lounge room with the product of four years of work laid out in front of her. “These are it,” she says. “Six books on…

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Resourcing, rights and behaviour management

By Debra Harrington 18 January, 2017

New guidelines and support for dealing with extreme behaviour have been released after revelations that some schools had been forcing challenging students into locked seclusion rooms. The guidelines were issued…

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An activist for public education

By Kate Drury 18 January, 2017

Former president of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Helen Kelly is remembered with fondness and respect by NZEI Te Riu Roa. Kelly died last year on October 14,…

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Support staff action

By Kate Drury 18 January, 2017

The fight for unfreezing the operations grant – which funds support staff salaries  – is continuing in this election year and in the lead-up to the Budget. Support staff are…

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Year to be proud of

By Lynda Stuart 18 January, 2017

Nga mihi nui kia koutou Happy New Year and I hope you have all had a great start to 2017. I am certainly looking forward to the year ahead. Over…

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Māui – Sun Catcher

By Kaareen Hotereni 18 January, 2017

This is a modern take on a classic legend – Māui and Tama-nui-te-rā. Maui convinces his brothers to help him slow down Te Rā. The brothers affectionately refer to their…

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a small blue thing – life on the spectrum

By Jane Blaikie 18 January, 2017

Long-time NZEI Te Riu Roa member Julie Hanify has written this memoir like a GoPro butterfly, dipping across a known landscape from an unfamiliar perspective. The insights for educators are…

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