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
- Special places to you and your whanau
- Special people to you and your whanau
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!