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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week

Information about Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week and events to celebrate the week at Whangarei Libraries from 4 to 10 July 2016.
Updated: 16/05/2016 4:09 p.m.

Māori Language Week - Matariki banner.

Whakanuia Te Wiki o te Reo Māori : Celebrate Māori Language Week

4 July to 10 July 2016 

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week is an annual celebration of Te Reo Māori promoted by the Māori Language Commission working with the Human Rights Commission and Te Puni Kokiri. 

The week highlights the opportunity for New Zealanders to 'Give it a go'  - to learn and use more Māori phrases in everyday life.

The theme for this year is te reo tautoko – behind you all the way which is about using te reo Māori to support people, to inspire and to cheer on.

To support parents to whāngai the language to their tamariki. Using the Māori language in the home and increasing awareness of the benefits of bilingualism.


Wananga Whakatupu Matauranga - Whangarei Libraries are celebrating with the following events:

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori - Korero Māori Challenge

Monday 4 July – Sunday 10 July, All branches of Whangarei Libraries
Go to the Checkout desk and greet the librarian in Te Reo Māori to be eligible to enter the Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori prize draw.  One entry per person.
Prize drawn 1 pm Sunday 10 July.

Lunchtime Waiata

Wednesday 6 July, 12 pm, Whangarei Central Library
In celebration of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori the Whangarei Council Waiata Group will be singing some familiar waiata.  Come along to listen and join in if you wish.

Arohatia te Reo - Māori Themed Preschool Funtimes

Tuesday 5 July, 10 am, Tikipunga Library
Wednesday 6 & Thursday 7 July, 10 am, Children's Room, Whangarei Central Library
Music, movement storytelling and craft activities based on Māori themes.

Kōrero Paki - Stories for Young Children

Saturday 9 July, 10 am, Children's Room, Whangarei Central Library
Come along and enjoy listening to a dramatized retelling of traditional Māori myths and legends.




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