Te Wero 2020

We need to hear from you!

Join COMET in our eight part ‘Te Wero 2020’ Facebook campaign. We will explore the social and economic impact of COVID-19 and question what can help NZ thrive again.

Here is a chance to have your say on some key aspects of education school growth, digital equity, teacher education, retraining for jobs, youth prosperity & wellbeing, the revival of te reo Māori, language diversity and early years. 

Your valued opinions, information from industry experts and insights from COMET will be brought together in a report and sent to targeted Ministers and Members of Parliament for a response.  

We will let you know what they say. Then we all can make an informed decision when it comes time to vote.

Remember to look out for our Facebook posts over the next few weeks to have your say on our polls, live Zooms, community insights and more on the things that matter to you!

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Te whakatipu o ngā kura #

School growth: Due to rapid population growth in Auckland many of our schools are bursting at the seams. How our education sector copes and the Government's plan to deal with the problem depends on public opinion. We want to hear from you!
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Matihiko Taurite #

Digital equity: We advocate for fair access to education. That also means online. Do you think the Covid-19 crisis has highlighted that to have a digital device is a right not a privilege? We want to hear from you. Take our Facebook poll. 

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Te whakangungu anō mō ngā tūranga #

Retraining for jobs: Due to COVID-19 unemployment has increased. It's critical that those affected can access retraining opportunities and secure employment, particularly in industries now tipped for growth. What are some of those impacts and what can we do to help? We ask three experts, but we also want to hear from you.
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Te whakangungu kaiako #

Teacher Education: aims to prepare our new teachers for life. They are responsible for nurturing a life-long passion for learning in our tamariki. Often the reality of what is being taught does not align with what's needed. Do you agree?

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Te whakarauora o te reo Māori #

The revival of te Reo Māori: All New Zealanders play a valuable role in the normalisation of te reo Māori. To maintain and grow te reo Māori, we all must get involved in the ongoing revitalisation and further development of the language. Have your say when we host a pre-election panel of experts on the issue. 

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Te taurikura me te hauora o te hunga rangatahi #

Youth prosperity & wellbeing: Post COVID-19, everyone has a responsibility to contribute to supporting vulnerable young people. Whānau, educators, community, iwi, business and Government.

We advocate an urgent effort needs to happen to ensure young people stay positive, connected and well, while continuing to build the confidence and employability skills needed to enter and be maintained in the workforce.

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Te kanorau o ngā reo o te ao #

Language diversity: Auckland is New Zealand’s super diverse city in terms of population and languages spoken. How can the education system enable fair access for learners whose first language is other than English or Te reo Maori? We will discuss these topics and more with a panel of national experts on language diversity and members of various communities in a live Facebook panel. Join us to pose your questions and ideas.

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Early years: Wrapping love and language around tamariki during the first three years gives them the best start in life. As parents and wider whānau have the biggest influence on the development of tamariki in the early years, we advocate for policies that support whānau to thrive, so tamariki thrive too. 

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