Māori immersion schools helping rangatahi thrive held back by lack of funding

For years New Zealand’s education system has been leaving Māori behind but there’s one place Māori excel at learning - in dedicated Māori immersion schools.

Students who learn in te reo Māori have better results than the rest of the country and they’re more likely than the average student to leave school with NCEA.

But a lack of funding is keeping the schools  from expanding.

Newshub Nation Senior Reporter Conor Whitten reports.

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