Pū Kāea magazine and Māori in schools
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Onehou Phillis was born in the Eastern Bay of Plenty settlement of Te Teko. She received her early education at Te Teko and Pāroa Native schools and her secondary schooling was at Queen Victoria Māori Girls School and Whakatāne High. After graduating with a teacher’s certificate she taught English and Māori at Edgecumbe College in the Bay of Plenty. She was instrumental in setting up and editing the Iwi Newspaper Pū Kāea in 1992.
In this excerpt Phillis talks about Pū Kāea and te reo Māori in schools.
Image: Framegrab from Waka Huia, Kokohinau, TVNZ, 1996