News Releases


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The articles in this section feature local and regional Poupou (Member) news about adult literacy students, tutors, managers, events and programmes

Scroll through the titles below to see a range of articles.

Tui Tuia - Issue 6, July 2015 - Our newsletter

In this month’s issue of Tui Tuia: A summary of each of the keynote speakers from the Literacy Aotearoa National Planning Hui held 13-15 Hōngongoi 

Second Submission: TEC Draft Tertiary Education Strategy 2014-2019

Literacy Aotearoa defines ‘literacy’ as the sum of an individual’s ability to listen, speak, read, write, numerate and think critically, and is interwoven with knowledge of social and cultural practices. The Tertiary Education Strategy 2014 – 2019 recognises that basic skills in literacy, language and numeracy are essential to participate fully in the modern world, and are a priority across the education system.
Literacy Aotearoa appreciates the extent of consultation undertaken by TEC, and take this time to reiterate thanks to TEC personnel. Special thanks to David Do for the time provided in attending the National Planning Hui of Literacy Aotearoa, to discuss the latest version of the refreshed strategy and accept the feedback from the membership.

Read more: Second Submission to the TEC Draft Tertiary Education Strategy 2014-2019

For other submissions go to the Research & Policy page

Literacy Aotearoa 2014 Annual Report

"2014 was a highly educative year.

Tui Tuia - Issue 5, June 2015 - Our newsletter

In this month's issue we invite you to visit the new Literacy Aotearoa website and we provide some snapshots of content. We also highlight a popular programme for our learners, the Learner Licence Theory course, sharing the success of a new group of legal drivers from Literacy Taupō.

Tui Tuia - Issue 3, April 2015

This issue of Tui Tuia looks at a new professional development project, ‘He Taunga Waka’, a nationwide PD opportunity from NCLANA, an ILN (Intensive Literacy and Numeracy) programme in Kirikiriroa (Hamilton) that is assisting learners to ‘future proof’ themselves, and some links to Ngā Poupou (member providers) through their facebook pages.

Tui Tuia - Issue 4, May 2015 - Our newsletter

In this month’s issue of Tui Tuia: a summary of events from Ngā Hui Heke - thank you to the hosts: Adult Literacy Franklin in Pukekohe, Literacy Aotearoa Hawke’s Bay in Napier, and Literacy Aotearoa Dunedin for your generous hospitality; four students from Adult Literacy Franklin feature in videos; Literacy North Otago works with students to create RealMe accounts; and a tikanga Māori resource calendar is highlighted by Ako Aotearoa.