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Parihaka teaching resource

Caritas has developed a 26-page resource on Parihaka for teachers in Catholic schools to use with their classes.

Parihaka o neherā, o nāianei:  Parihaka –  past and present, is suitable for years 1 to 13 and ties in with the religious education curriculum. There are at least two lessons per year level.

The resource was launched at the Catholic schools convention by Parihaka community leader Ruakere Hond and Bishop Charles Drennan of Palmerston North Diocese.

It was developed at the request of Bishop Charles to help transform attitudes and promote reconciliation by acknowledging a Māori account of historic injustices.


Find the accompanying worksheets for this resource by using the Resources filter and search under the topic – indigenous peoples.



The launch of the Parihaka resource at the Catholic Education Convention:


Te Karere coverage of the launch:

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