East Taieri School’s Kapa Haka group @ Mosgiel Library

August 3, 2009 at 10:07 am | Posted in Events, Free Event, Library_News, Maori Language, Mosgiel | Leave a comment

East Taieri School’s Kapa Haka group @ Mosgiel Library

Originally uploaded by Dunedin Public Libraries

East Taieri School’s Kapa Haka group which performed at 2.00pm Friday July 31st
They were amazing and had such lovely voices.

Library Waiata Group @ Dunedin Public Libraries

July 28, 2009 at 11:28 am | Posted in City Library, Events, Free Event, Library_News, Maori Language, Music | Leave a comment

Library Waiata Group @ Dunedin Public Libraries

Did you know that Librarians can sing?

The Dunedin City Council have their own Waiata Group who performed a selection of songs to herald in the start of Maori Language Week.

Civic Plaza, 12.30pm
Monday 27th July 2009

Māori Language Week starts today!

July 27, 2009 at 8:47 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Bookbus, City Library, Events, Free Event, Library_News, Maori Language, Mosgiel, Port Chalmers, Waikouaiti | Leave a comment

image - maori te reoMāori Language Week has been celebrated every year since 1975, and in July 2009 we are all invited to join in.

This year Māori Language Week runs from 27 July – 2 August, 2009.

The theme for 2009 is “Te Reo i te Hapori – Māori Language in the Community.”

Te Reo Maori is one of three official languages of New Zealand (the others are English and New Zealand Sign Language).

Māori is spoken by 4.1 percent of people. Apart from English, the next most common language spoken by Māori in New Zealand is Māori, which is spoken by 23.7 percent of the population.

Dunedin Public Libraries has an extensive range of Maori Language Materials in its collections.

Māori Language Week 2009

July 13, 2009 at 11:44 am | Posted in Blueskin Bay, City Library, e-resource, Events, Free Event, Library_News, Maori Language, Mosgiel, New Zealand, Port Chalmers, Recent Updates, Suggestions, Waikouaiti, Website | Leave a comment

image - maori te reoMāori Language Week has been celebrated every year since 1975, and in July 2009 we are all invited to join in.

This year Māori Language Week runs from 27 July – 2 August, 2009.

The theme for 2009 is “Te Reo i te Hapori – Māori Language in the Community.”

We have a number of events planned along with some fantastic Maori Language resources you can access.

Details of events will be posted to this blog – use the ‘maori language’ category for a quick search of relevant posts.

Story Telling in Te Reo – July 28th 2009

July 2, 2009 at 10:27 am | Posted in Children's, City Library, Events, Free Event, Library_News, Maori Language, New Zealand, Suggestions | Leave a comment

image - Maori Language Week Banner

Whakanuia Te Wikio Te Reo!
Celebrate Maori Language

27 Hongongoi – 2 Here-turi-koka 2009
27 July – 2 August 2009

He tangata i akona ki te whare, tunga ki te marae tau ana –
A person taught at home shapes well on the marae

Nau mai. Tauti mai.
Join in the University of Otago programme celebrating the use of Maori language.

  • Story Telling in Te Reo
  • Tuesday 28 July 1:00 – 3:00pm
  • Childrens Storypit
  • Dunedin Public Library

Silverstream (South) Primary School Kapa Haka group performing in Mosgiel Library

July 28, 2008 at 3:53 pm | Posted in Events, Free Event, Library_News, Maori Language, Mosgiel | Leave a comment

More great video from last weeks Maori Language Week 🙂

Warrington Book Club- reviews and Maori Language week

July 28, 2008 at 3:35 pm | Posted in Blueskin Bay, Books, Children's, Events, Free Event, Library_News, Maori Language, Reviews | Leave a comment

The Warrington Children’s Book Club met on Tuesday at Warrington School to talk about books we had been reading.

illustrated by David Parkins

Check out our reviews of these books too!

We also celebrated Maori Language week by sharing phrases we knew like:

He tino hoa te pukapuka whakamere!

An interesting book is a good companion!

  • Warrington Book Children’s Book Club meets again Tuesday 26th August.
  • All primary aged, chapter book readers welcome!
  • Call the Blueskin Library for more details.

Te Wiki o Te Reo students at Dunedin City Library

July 23, 2008 at 11:09 am | Posted in City Library, Events, Free Event, Library_News, Maori Language | Leave a comment


Students of the Otago University Te Wiki o Te Reo programme perform at Dunedin City Library on Tuesday 22nd July 2008 as part of Maori Language Week celebrations.

Check our YouTube channel for more video clips covering Maori Language Week at the library.

Maori Language Week Entertainment at Dunedin Public Libraries

July 22, 2008 at 3:18 pm | Posted in City Library, Events, Free Event, Library_News, Maori Language | Leave a comment

Maori Language Week Entertainment at Dunedin Public Libraries

Originally uploaded by Dunedin Public Libraries

Students of the Otago University Te Wiki o Te Reo programme perform to an appreciative crowd at Dunedin City Library.

Images taken from the ground floor on Tuesday 22nd July 2008.

Head over to our Flickr.com photostream to view more images 🙂

Māori Language Prize announced at Montana New Zealand Book Awards

July 22, 2008 at 12:44 pm | Posted in Books, Fiction, Maori Language, Montana Book Awards, Suggestions | Leave a comment

A short story collection written in Te Reo Māori made history this year by winning the inaugural Māori Language Prize at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards.

Editors Piripi Walker and Huriana Raven were presented with the $5,000 prize for their book Te Tū a Te Toka: He Ieretanga nō ngā Tai e Whā.

The judge of the award, Mr. Hone Apanui, says the winning book is ‘especially notable is the use of iwi vernacular, the keen observation and the turn of phrase, which rings clear and true in every piece of writing. How similar experiences can be told in a range of voices and appear fresh each time is remarkable.’

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