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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori / Māori Language Week 2006

He taonga tuku ihoKo te reo, te hā te mauri o te Māoritanga
Language is the very life-breath of being Māori

Choosing to make te reo Māori more visible in our libraries was a simple decision to make. Te reo Māori is a taonga that gives our country its distinct and unique cultural identity. Aotearoa (New Zealand) is the only place in the world where Māori is spoken widely, and this is why it deserves our protection and nourishment. For Māori to thrive as a language of everyday use, we must encourage its use in our homes and communities as much as possible.

At Christchurch City Libraries/Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi we have been supporting the kaupapa of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori over the past years in many ways. We have endeavoured to promote the week as a time for learning and using te reo Māori.

Events for 2006

Monday 24 July

Bromley Primary school kapahaka performance at Linwood Library 11:30 am

Tuesday 25 July

Aorangi Primary School kapahaka performance at 10:50 in the children's area at Fendalton Library (coinciding with the end of our Preschool Storytime session).

Bamford Primary School kapahaka performance at Central Library 12 noon

Wednesday 26 July

Central New Brighton Primary School performance at New Brighton Library 12 noon

Wednesday 26 July

Waiata Group Ngā Manu Tīoriori (The Songbirds) - The Library Waiata Group Touring the libraries
9:00 am Shirley
9:30 am New Brighton
10:00 am Linwood
11:00 am Lyttelton
11:30 am Spreydon
12 noon Upper Riccarton
1:00 pm Fendalton
1:30 pm Parklands
2:00 pm Central
2:30 pm Tuam Street (Christchurch City Council offices)

Thursday 27 July

Ngā Kōrerorero - Conversations
A story telling session by Dr Terry Ryan supported with visuals from the Christchurch City Libraries Māori history website Tī Kouka Whenua.
Come and listen to local historian and whakapapa specialist Dr Terry Ryan talk about the Māori stories of Te Wai Pounamu and learn about local Māori places in Canterbury. To support Dr Ryan's session a presentation of the new additions to the Libraries Māori history website Tī Kouka Whenua will be launched.
Where: Our City Otautahi, cnr Worcester St and Oxford Boulevard, Christchurch.
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm

Friday 28 July

Unfortunately these scheduled sessions have been cancelled: Nga Peka Matauranga o Waitaha - kapahaka performance at Central Library 12 noon and Nga Peka Matauranga o Waitaha - language workshop in NPM at Central Library 12:30

Saturday 29 July

Sarah Franks from Manawanui Dance Theatre will be doing a Korero mo Tamariki Storytime on Saturday July 29th at 11:00 am at Christchurch South Library. All welcome!

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