Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori – Māori Language Week 2016

The dates for Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) this year are 4 - 11 Hōngongoi (4-11 July) and this year the theme is -

Te reo tautoko – behind you all the way

The phrase "Ākina te reo - using the Māori language to show support" is also being used as part of the campaign which includes celebrity ambassadors like Canterbury's own Andrew Mehrtens making more of an effort to improve their te reo skills.

Te Reo Māori i Te Whare pukapuka - Māori Language at The Library

Cover of Kanohi: My faceChristchurch City Libraries - Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi will be celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori with special bilingual storytimes throughout the week. See our events calendar for one near you.

The Wā Kōrero (Storytime) session at New Brighton will have a special guest performer in Kitty Brown, co-author of a series of te reo Māori board books for children. Read our interview with Kitty.

The kids from Merrin School will be raising the roof at Upper Riccarton Library on Wednesday, 6 July with a rousing kapa haka performance. Not to be missed!

We're also hosting a special event on The History of Te Reo Māori in Children's Publishing on Thursday, 7 July at Fendalton Library.

But there's no need to attend a special event to add te reo Māori to your library experience -why not simply try out the reo Māori option on our self checkout machines?

Te Reo Māori self checkout
Te Reo Māori self checkout, Flickr File Reference: 2014-07-10-IMG_0669

Read our Te Kupu o Te Wiki (Word of the week) blog posts.

Or learn a new kupu (word) by reading our bilingual library signs or even just learn to say the Māori name of your local library.

Ngā Rauemi Reo Māori - Māori Language Resources

Whaowhia te kete mātauranga - Fill the basket of knowledge

There are many, many resources available for anyone wanting to improve their te reo Māori knowledge. Here are some suggestions for filling your basket.

Hākinakina - Sports

Ngā Rauemi mō Ngā Tamariki - Children's Resources

Cover of Ko wai tōku ingoa?Search our catalogue

We've also made lists of modern classic picture books in Te Reo Māori and Māori stories for older children.

Kōrerorero mai - Join the conversation.

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