Kura Kaupapa Māori teacher crowned Mastermind winner

Aroha Treacher
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Ko Matua Willie tōna ingoa kārangaranga i Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ara Hōu i Ahuriri, heoi ki te toenga o te motu ko ia te Mastermind o Aotearoa. I manea ake ko tōna ihu i taua hōtaka nō tēnei tau ka whakaohongia ake i tōna rua tekau tau e moe ana.

Rere ana te hurō i te whare kai o Te Ara Hōu.

Hei tā te Pouako Ingarahi o TKKM o Te Ara Hōu a William Barnes, “It's been unbelievable in the full sense of the word to be on the same list as the Masterminds  of yesteryear it's amazing and I've just had so much attention and positive support lately that it's blown me away.”

I pīkoko nui te tangata nei, 36 ngā tau te pakeke, ki te rangahau me te whai mātauranga i ngā marama e whā i mua i te whakataetae.

“I was trying to do 4.5 hours a day when I wasn't at work otherwise I'd do 90minutes when I got home from work too, so it was just consistent effort.”

E rima ngā tau a ia e whāngai ana te reo Ingarahi ki ngā tauira kura tuarua anō nei he iraimutu te katoa nāna.

E ai ki tetahi tauira a TJ Daley, “He tutukitanga pai tāna kei te maunga teitei ia e noho ana nō mātou te maringi nui, koia te pou ingarahi i kōnei nō reira tino harikoa mātou kei kōnei ia e ako ana te toa Mastermind o tēnei tau.”

Hei tā Barnes, “He pai ka taea e au te kōrero reo māori engari he iti.”

He tohu tā Barnes i ngā kaupapa hītori me te reo Ingarahi nō te whare wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau, i te Rātapu i toa ia i te whiringa toa i te hōngere tahi.