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Tuihana Pook, the principal of the Whangaparaoa school, 58 years old, has thirty students aged 2 to 16 years in her charge, all members of the same tribe or related by a common genealogy. In 20 years, the education level of the Maoris has reached that of the Pakehas, they go to university, even if Maori university students are a minority. She teaches the Maori language since 1990. Tuihana Pook had the idea of creating a local Maori beekeeping company to benefit from the manna of the Manuka flowers and create employment where before the young were obliged to migrate or go to Whakatane a two hour’s drive away.