The Huddle: Unteaching racism in schools and emergency housing changes


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A helping hand for teachers trying to tackle racism in the classroom.
The Teaching Council's launched an 'Unteach Racism' campaign with resources available on a website and app.
It aims to inform teachers about racism, offer advice on how to confront the issue and eventually - dismantling it.
Chief Executive Lesley Hoskin told Heather du Plessis-Allan we often tell kids there's "no place for racism.
She says it's a great statement, but it's a different challenge to work out how we actually address the problem.
Meanwhile, the Government has a plan to improve emergency housing.
They have announced it'll no longer have mixed-use motels for emergency housing in Rotorua, with plans to to the same nationwide.
Housing Minister Megan Woods says they'll instead directly contract motels - and roll out social support to those in the accommodation.
She told Heather du Plessis-Allan under the status quo, some motels were being contracted by the Housing Ministry.
But she says people are also finding motels themselves, if they're given a Social Development Ministry grant.
Woods says about 200 families with children are staying in motels in Rotorua.
Listen above as Jack Tame and David Farrar discuss the day's news with Heather du Plessis-Allan on The Huddle

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