International Mother Language Day

Kia Ora! Talofa! Aloha! Ave! Bonjour! Cześć! Fakaalofa atu!  Guten tag! Halo! Hola! Namaste! Nǐ hǎo! Salâm! Shalom!  你好   สวัสดี  سلام  നമസ്തേ 안녕하십니까  नमस्ते  今日は Γειά! These are just some of the ways that the many people of world say “hello” in their own language – or their 'mother tongue’.  Many languages are under threat…
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Scusi, parla italiano?

First off, I do not speak Italian (so please excuse my attempt), although I do love listening to people speak Italian. If you do speak Italian and would like to read some eBooks, eMagazines or newspapers check out these great offerings. Ti piacerebbe leggere un giornale? (Would you like to read a newspaper?) Pressreader …
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庆祝2018年新西兰中文周Celebrations in New Zealand Chinese Language Week 2018

New Zealand Chinese Language Week is a Kiwi-driven initiative aiming at encouraging New Zealanders to discover Chinese language and culture. It was officially launched by Raymond Huo as a sitting Member of Parliament on 24 May 2014. This year New Zealand Chinese Language Week is on from 23 to 29 September. Explore all the events…
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Kīwaha: Te reo Māori phrases

For Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori we've been suggesting ways to help improve your te reo Māori skills. Learning kupu (words) and wetereo (grammar) are obviously quite important if you're trying to strengthen your reo. But phrases (idioms or colloquial sayings) can also be really helpful and add a bit of flourish to your…
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Arrrrrr it be Talk like a Pirate Day on Wednesday 19 September

Piratey Fun Day - Wednesday 19 September 3.30pm to 5pm Ahoy maties… Come dressed in your pirate best for our fantastic treasure quest. We've also got a pirate-themed Storytimes, pirate names, dress-up competitions for children and adults, crafts, plus heaps more. Shiver me timbers, it's gonna be huge, ye best be prepared to come and…
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