Māori immersion schools can be set up either through Section 155 or Section 156 of the Education Act 1990.
Kura Kaupapa Māori: Section 155 of the Act allows for state schools that use Te Reo Māori as the main language for teaching and operate in accordance with the principles of Te Aho Matua.
Designated Character: Section 156 allows for state schools with a special character that sets them apart from ordinary state schools.
From the dataset Māori Language In Education: No of schools by Kura type and region 2021, this data was extracted:
Sheet: Schools with MLL (2000-2021)
Provided: 1,144 data points
About this dataset
The Ministry of Education provides a snapshot of Māori Language Learning in the schooling sector as at 1 July. It reports on 3 levels of Māori Language in Education: Māori medium, Māori language in English medium, and Students not involved in Māori language in education.