The Waitangi Tribunal has found that the Trust’s claim is well founded, that the Crown has breached the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, and that Kōhanga Reo have suffered severe prejudice as a result of the Crown’s actions and omissions.

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Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust was established in 1982 and formalised as a charitable trust in 1983. The Mission of the Trust is the protection of Te reo, tikanga me nga ahuatanga Māori by targeting the participation of mokopuna and whanau into the Kōhanga Reo movement and its Vision is to totally immerse Kohanga mokopuna in Te Reo, Tikanga me nga ahuatanga Māori.
The Trust, as the governing body, has therefore had a key role in providing the support needed by Kohanga Reo. This support has involved specific investment in mokopuna, whānau, and their cultural infrastructure of language, kinship, relationship management, whānau learning, and whānau decision-making.

“The quality of learning and development of mokopuna stems from the collective strength of the whānau.

 Te Kōhanga Reo training and qualifications strengthens the whānau within Te Ao Māori which will enhance whānau and mokopuna development”.