Announced in the 2021 New Zealand Government Budget was an expansion of the "highly successful" Reading Together® Te Pānui Ngātahi. An excerpt from Vote Education Summary of Initiatives 2021:
Expanding Reading Together® Te Pānui Ngātahi Partnerships and Duffy Books in Homes
This initiative supports literacy success and child wellbeing by providing funding for the expansion of Reading Together® Te Pānui Ngātahi and Duffy Books in Homes to increase children's literacy and educational achievement with focus on Māori, Pacific, migrant, and refugee learners. This funding will improve literacy and wellbeing outcomes for over 73,000 children across New Zealand by giving 37,000 parents effective strategies to support their children as they learn to read and providing books for children in their homes.
Posted: Wednesday 26 May 2021