– Last week the Ministry of Education published a report entitled Reading Recovery Evaluation. As the title suggests, this report is based on an evaluation of the Reading Recovery programme (conducted in April to July 2019). The Reading Recovery programme is an optional service purchased by schools, it is intensive and delivered one-to-one to identified low literacy learners in year Among other items the evaluation found:
- Māori were more likely to receive Reading Recovery as a proportion of the school role; but
- Māori learners were more likely to receive fewer Reading Recovery sessions than others.
– On Wednesday, the Minister of Tourism, Kelvin Davis, announced that Whale Watch Kaikōura will receive up to $1.5 million from the Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme, as part of the COVID-19 tourism sector recovery plan. Whale Watch Kaikoura is owned and operated by Ngāi Kuri.
-Today by request of Waikato – Tainui iwi the Hamilton City Council removed the statue of Captain John Hamilton from Hamilton’s Civic Square. Captain Hamilton led the invasion by colonial troops against Māori during the Waikato lands wars, he died at Pukehinahina in 1864.