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National curriculum reforms to make NZ history compulsory

New Zealand’s primary and secondary schools will be required to teach “the full range” of the country’s history under radical curriculum changes to be introduced over the next three years, prime minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.

The changes will make NZ history compulsory in all schools and will also emphasise the country’s contemporary role as a Pacific Islands nation.

Ardern and education minister Chris Hipkins announced the revised curriculum during a public event to mark the anniversary of a series of armed conflicts between Māori and British colonial militia during the 1800s.

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