12 Jun 2017

Arni Wainui: pioneer of te reo Maori education

From Nine To Noon, 10:05 am on 12 June 2017

Kathryn Ryan meets Arni Wainui, retiring principal of Te Wharekura o Arowhenua, one of only six Maori immersion schools in the South Island. She founded the school in Southland two decades ago when wasn't able to get her own kids into a kura kaupapa. She ran the school illegally at a local marae for two years, before the Education Ministry gave it official sanction. She tells Nine to Noon about her journey and her legacy.