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

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Wellington & Waitakere Poupou receive awards

Two Literacy Aotearoa Poupou (member providers) have just received awards for the work that they do.

Adult Literacy members meet local MP - Franklin

"Students from Adult Literacy Franklin have learnt about New Zealand elections, voting and local issues in their classes, which led to a meeting with Hunua MP Andrew Bayly earlier this month."


Tui Tuia - Issue 7, August 2015 - Our newsletter

Tūturu Keeping it Real: Ngā Poupou continue to ‘keep it real’ (our theme for 2015) by meeting the needs of learners and their communities.  See inside for stories of a partnership with a night shelter in Tauranga, Matariki in Waitakere and Class 2 Licence success in Dannevirke.  On the back page are resources for learners and tutors on plagiarism, plain English and working on spelling and punctuation. 

It's almost time... more than 10,000 brand new books are being labelled and packaged to send around the country to Ngā Poupou for the release of the 2015 Travelling Books.

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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.