Ensuring access

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


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