to te ao Māori
Kaiārahi i te reo — reo Māori teachers — employed in Aotearoa schools have been offered the first pay equity settlement for a Māori workforce in New Zealand history.
If it’s accepted, a kaiārahi i te reo currently earning $23.03 per hour would be paid $41.31 per hour.
Overall, the average proposed pay increase is 79 per cent — paid to a group that’s made up mainly of wāhine Māori.
Āwhina Kihi is one of those wāhine, a kaiārahi i te reo working at a primary school in Rotorua. She tells us what being a kaiārahi means and why the pay increase is such a big deal.
Link to article: Ensuring access to te ao Māori - E-Tangata