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Issue 32: Special Edition 20th of October 2016

Cultural Narrative


Kia ora Whānau

Following on from last night's Whānau Hui we are very excited to be able to share with you our new cultural narrative.



Mātauraka Mahaanui, an education advisory board, was established post earthquake in partnership with Ngāi Tahu and the Ministry of Education, with the mandate to advise the education sector on kaupapa Māori in the rebuild. Mātauraka Mahaanui has composed a number of cultural narratives highlighting Ngāi Tahu settlement, history, sites of significance and eco-literacy.

In consultation with the school, the local rūnaga and Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Mātauraka Mahaanui have identified names that are unique to Cashmere Primary School based around the Kererū. These names reflect not only the schools existing environment, but how Kererū would have flourished here in the native bush.


Our Cultural Narrative

Please click here to see the overview of our cultural narrative, including all of the new names for our buildings, learning teams and our school.

In addition to this, please feel free to listen to a brief audio file where Corban Te Aika shares the correct pronunciation of these new names.

If you have any questions or feedback around our cultural narrative please email or drop in and see me.


Ngā mihi nui

Gavin Burn