Wai2336. Waitangi Tribunal Report Released on the Kōhanga Reo Claim: A pre-publication version of Matua Rautia, 2012.
The following extracts from the report is a summarisation of its recommendations to the Crown.
Recommendation 1: We recommend that the Crown, through the Prime Minister, appoints an interim independent advisor…;
Recommendation 2: We recommend that the Crown, through the DPMC and the independent advisor, oversees and facilitates the urgent completion of a work programme developed by the parties in accordance with the shared Vision, Values, Goals, outcomes and understandings in the tripartite agreement…;
Recommendation 3: We recommend that the Crown, through the Ministry of education and te Puni Kōkiri, discusses and collaborates with the trust to scope and commission research on the effects and impacts of the kōhanga reo model including how to support and build on the contribution that kōhanga reo make to language transmission and Māori educational success as Māori;
Recommendation 4: We recommend that the Crown, through the Ministry of education, te Puni Kōkiri, and the trust, informs Māori whānau of the relative benefits for mokopuna in attending kōhanga reo with respect to te reo Māori and education outcomes. They should also be informed of the importance of bilingual/immersion programmes if te reo Māori is to survive as a living language;
Recommendation 5: We recommend that the Crown formally acknowledges and apologises to the trust and kōhanga reo for the failure of its ECE polices to sufficiently provide for kōhanga reo….
Read full report here…Matua Rautia: The report on the Kohanga Reo claim (Pre-publication). Wai2336
Read also this executive summary posted on the Ngati Porou Facebook page: An overview