Summary of Te Hurihanganui: Blueprint

The Ministry worked with a panel of Mātanga to design “Te Hurihanganui: A Blueprint for Transformative System Shift” (The Blueprint).

Te Hurihanganui will support communities to work together to address racism and inequity so that they can accelerate achievement and wellbeing of ākonga Māori and their whānau. What works in communities will then be built back into the education system so that we see transformative shift for all ākonga Māori and their whānau throughout the system.

Ngā Pou o Te Hurihanganui

1. Strengthening Kaupapa Māori

Embedding kaupapa Māori in English medium education spaces to benefit Māori learners, and strengthen understanding and respectful relationships between all people.

2. Building critical consciousness

Stimulating conversation in educational communities about racism and inequity. Equipping people to identify and respond to racism and inequity; whānau, learners, teachers, leadership and governance alike.

Ngā Tikanga o Te Hurihanganui

  • Te Ao Māori – validating Māori knowledge
  • Te Tino Rangatiratanga – growing Māori leadership
  • Te Whanaungatanga – building positive relationships through mutual trust and respect
  • Te Ira Tangata – believing in the unlimited potential of all people
  • Te Mana Ōrite – achieving equity throughout the system
  • Te Hāngaitanga – taking collective responsibility for success

Te Hurihanganui isn't just for schools and ECE. It is about mobilising communities. It acknowledges that addressing racism and inequity is everybody’s responsibility; and that whānau, hapū, iwi and communities have as much of a role to play as centres of learning and government policy makers.

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