Government faces mammoth task with just two years to debate and implement a compulsory New Zealand history curriculum.
China-backed Confucius Institutes teach Mandarin language in schools - but one in Auckland appears to be doing diplomatic work.
"The loud ones are still loud, the quiet ones are still quiet," as Eric Parker's class of '59 gets back together.
OPINION: Knowing our past – warts and all – gives a much fuller picture of the world around us.
At Torbay School the kids have taken over to teach te reo Māori to younger students.