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Merran  Tandy  – Whakahau,  whakamana, whakahihi   encourage,  pride,  empower

Maori Hero

I’m speaking up for Maori education to highlight a kaiako, teacher at Bridge Street Early Learning Centre who is a regular speaker and promoter of Maori language in that centre. Merran has a Bachelor of Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood which she gained in 2008 at Christchurch College of Education.  Merran has two children and lives in Nelson and enjoys supporting her older son’s kapa haka  interests.


 Merran received a Maori hero badge and we had a home made chocolate cake to celebrate her success in promoting the regular use of te reo Maori.  That children in the centre can often be heard using te reo Maori naturally in their conversations is in part due to Merran’s obvious passion and love for Maori te reo and tikanga, language and custom.

Kia kaha Merran   You are a hero for Maori Education. More Maori heros can be found at:


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