Day in the Life Series: Megan Hay
Being a lab manager and science technician for Hillcrest High School is a lot more than just filling chemical bottles and washing beakers. For Megan, it's juggling multiple tasks to support staff, students and overnight science trips.

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Day in the Life Series: John Po’oi
Setting up Breakfast Club, working with ORS funded tamariki, helping out with gardening and singing for church and family functions - all in a day's work for John Po'oi, teacher aide at Papatoetoe South School. This series will highlight the incredible mahi done by our NZEI Te Riu Roa members.

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Day in the Life Series: Kelsey Stanyer
From swimming to running to stretching, from equipment set up to breathing support — everyday is different for a physiotherapist at Arohanui Special School. This series will highlight the incredible mahi done by our NZEI Te Riu Roa members.

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Raumati (Summer 2023/2024) Book Reviews
Three pukapuka for tamariki and adults to kick start your raumati/summer reading list!

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It’s Time to End Streaming in Aotearoa  
All students deserve opportunities to achieve. The move to end streaming is a way of challenging socio-economic inequalities and the institutionalised racism that continues to persist in our teaching practices.

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Day in the Life series: Tiana Ranfurly
From finding new ways to engage with tamaliki while folding Pasefika languages into everyday play, Tiana Ranfurly shares her day teaching at Toru Fetu Kindergarten. This series will highlight the incredible mahi done by our NZEI Te Riu Roa members.

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Day in the Life series: Maiana McCurdy
The reality of teaching extends far beyond 9am-3pm, and for this kaiako in Whangaparāoa looking after our tamariki with complex needs, the teaching & nurturing happens beyond the classroom. This series will highlight the incredible mahi done by our NZEI Te Riu Roa members.

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Mana taurite: the mahi behind the scenes
NZEI Te Riu Roa has launched its biggest pay equity claim so far – for all teachers. We talk to members who have been through the process and some involved in the new claim, to find out what out what’s involved – and why it’s worth it.

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Day in the Life series: Delwyn Baird
Tucked away in a Whangārei kura, Delwyn Baird's day is filled with sport coaching, kapa haka, camp cook, advancing working conditions for all educators ... oh and teaching! This series will highlight the incredible mahi done by our NZEI Te Riu Roa members.

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Day in the Life series: Marama McRoberts
There's a lot happening at Te Puna Reo o Te Koohao in Kirikiriroa - waiata, kapa haka, keemu, and teaching tamariki how to communicate their feelings and emotions. This series will highlight the incredible mahi done by our NZEI Te Riu Roa members.

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“We were refugees” Displaced by the cyclone
While many schools and centres were damaged by Cyclone Gabrielle, a few were forced into long-term closure with staff and children having to re-establish elsewhere. Ako talked to kaiako from three different institutions that found new premises, or were taken in by a neighbouring school or centre.

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The power of collective action
During the recent weather events schools have emerged as first responders to crisis in many close-knit communities. Where local authorities failed, groups of educators joined together as hubs of help. Ako spoke with one group of schools in Tāmaki Makaurau about their joint efforts in the face of crisis.

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