Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Mon, 14 September 2020
09:00 am -
Sun, 20 September 2020
05:00 pm
Mercury Bay, Tairua and Thames Libraries

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week this year will be September 14th-20th. 


Toddler Time in Te Reo

Maddie Johnson from Te Puna Reo o Whitianga will join us in Mercury Bay for Toddler Time in Te Reo. We will make paper kites and have some kai in the park if the weather is nice. Join us on Monday 14th September at 10.30am. We'll hold this event in Soldiers' Memorial Park, outside Mercury Bay Library, so we can follow appropriate social distancing measures if we're still in COVID-19 Alert Level 2.


Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori

In 1972, 30,000 signatures were delivered to parliament asking the government to teach te reo Māori in schools. This Māori Language Week, on the same day and hour that the petition was delivered, we invite you to join our Māori Language Moment.

We want one million of us speaking, singing and celebrate te reo at the same time.

Join us at 12pm on Monday 14th September.


As part of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) we are creating a korowai cloak at each of our libraries.

Korowai cloaks tell a story and represent whanau/unity and we want to tell the story of our local families.

Visit your local library branch or download the feather template from our Facebook page, and create your own unique feather design that reflects you and your whanau/family. We would love to see many whanau feathers to be add to our cloak and represent the Coromandel community. Make your feathers bright and colourful! You can add pictures, writings and collage… be creative!  

Here are some ideas to add to your whanau feather:

  • Family goals
  • Celebrations
  • Special places to you and your whanau
  • Special people to you and your whanau
  • Quotes

We also have some take-home activities and games planned to help you brush up on your reo this month - stop by your local library branch to find out more!


Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more events.

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This Week, Monday September 21st - Sunday September 27th

Monday 21st

Tuesday 22nd

Wednesday 23rd

Thursday 24th

Friday 25th

Saturday 26th

Sunday 27th

09:00 AM-04:00 PM

Tairua-Pauanui Community Board

09:00 AM-04:00 PM

Whangamata Community Board

09:00 AM-04:00 PM

Thames Community Board

12:30 PM-12:00 AM

Justice of the Peace at Thames Library

11:00 AM-12:00 AM

Justice of the Peace at Tairua Library

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

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02:00 PM-03:00 PM

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