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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, 10 to 16 September 2018.
Updated: 31/08/2018 9:01 p.m.

 Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori 2018.

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

10 -16 September 2018 : 10 - 16 o Mahuru 2018 

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.

Kia Kaha te Reo Māori is the theme for 2018 following on from the success of this year’s theme ‘Kia Ora te Reo Māori’. ‘Kia Kaha’ is well known in New Zealand English with its correct Māori meaning of ‘be strong’. We often talk about languages as if they are people – talking about language health, strength and revitalisation. So when we say ‘Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’ we’re saying - ‘Let’s make the Māori language strong'.

“Strength for an endangered language comes from its status, people being aware of how to support revitalisation, people acquiring and using it and from the language having the right words and terms to be used well for any purpose."

To celebrate Te Reo Māori enter our draw to win an awesome Shark Kite

To enter the draw borrow an item from our Māori Collection at any of our libraries.

Māori collection koru label. All items in our Māori Collection have this koru label.

Print out a checkout slip when borrowing items from the Māori Collection.
Write your phone number on the back and put it in the entry box on the Checkout desk at any branch of Whangārei Libraries.
  • Open to all ages.

  • No limit to how many entries but only 1 entry per person per day.

Entries close Sunday 30 September 2018.

Prize drawn and winner notified on Monday 1 October 2018.

Te Reo Māori Taster Classes

To celebrate Māori Language Week, we have teamed up with the Te Puna o Te Ao Mārama Trust to provide free Te Reo Māori classes in the Te Ruma Māori (Māori Room) at Whangārei Central Library.

The course consists of 4 one hour sessions each week:
2.15 to 3.15 pm on Wednesdays 5, 12, 19 and 26 September.

For absolute beginners with friendly tutors and a focus on fun.

  • Learn correct pronunciation

  • Learn about local place names

  • Meeting and greeting

  • Learn some simple sentences

Classes are full. Registration is closed






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