Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week this year will be September 9th-15th. The chosen theme for 2019 is again 'Kia Kaha te Reo Māori.’
We often talk about languages as if they are people – talking about wellbeing, language health, strength and revitalisation. So when we say ‘Kia Kaha te Reo Māori’ we’re saying - ‘Let’s make the Māori language strong'.
Look out for our kupu o te rā (word of the day) and our display of handy resources for beginning you reo journey at all of our libraries.
Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori events at Mercury Bay Library:
All week: Explore the library with bite-size te reo Māori. A great way to help you learn and remember everyday words!
Toddler Time (10:30am, Wednesday 11th September) - Stories and crafts with special guest Frank Thorne.
Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori events at Thames Library:
Harakeke weaving (Monday 9th September) - drop in from 10:30am onwards and make some simple and fun putiputi.
Te Reo Block Party (3:30pm, Wednesday 11th September) - learn colours and shapes while you build something amazing with our Lego bricks!
Toddler Time (9:30am, Thursday 12th September) - Stories with special guest Frank Thorne.