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No. 36 (September 1961)
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TE WHARE KURA

The third booklet in the series of Te Whare Kura has been issued to post-primary schools teaching the Maori language.

The new booklet is Nga Iwi o te Motu, traditional tales from the tribes. The stories were collected and adapted by the Advisory Committee of the Department of Education on the teaching of the Maori language, and they are delightfully illustrated by Ralph Hotere.

Another booklet of traditional Maori tales will be published this year.

Next year it is proposed to publish two more booklets. One will contain simple stories in language suitable for pupils beginning the study of the Maori language.

The Editor of The Whare Kura would like teachers and Maori scholars to send him stories he could use in his booklets, or if they have material he could use for stories, this too. would be welcome.