He Puna-wai-nui, He Ia-rere-roa
Tūwharetoa, Raukawa and Waikato-Tainui (collectively referred to as Ngā Iwi), and the Crown through the Ministry of Education, have signed a kawenata (covenant).
The kawenata with the Ministry of Education aims to realise iwi aspirations for Māori learners along the Waikato awa.
The convenant establishes a framework for how the ministry will work in partnership with the iwi to develop initiatives, priorities and solutions.
The kawenata, signed by the Crown by Associate Education Minister, Hon Kelvin Davis, sets a precedent for the way the ministry intends to work with Māori.
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