Waitangi Day in Christchurch and Canterbury – Wednesday 6 February 2019

Kia ora koutou. Find out about 2019 Waitangi Day celebrations and events in Ōtautahi. Libraries are closed for the public holiday on Wednesday 6 February, but our website and eResources are available. WAITANGI DAY - WEDNESDAY 6 FEBRUARY Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival Ōnuku Marae, 389 Ōnuku Road, Akaroa. Wednesday 6 February, 7.45am to 3pm Each…
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Te Reo Māori option on māu e tuku (self issue machines) for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Kia ora koutou. Our māu e tuku (self issue) machines will display in te Reo Māori as their default option for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018. Ask our friendly staff if you need some assistance. If you want to learn a new kupu (word), read our bilingual library signs or learn to say the Māori name…
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Te Ao Hou – Weaving indigenous identity back into Ōtautahi: WORD Christchurch Festival 2018

It was a chilly, damp, blustery and all-over a very Christchurch kind of day on Friday. Sheltered in the foyer of the Piano was a small and well-wrapped group of people, both long-term locals and people visiting just for the weekend, waiting for our 90 minute tour of the central city with Joseph Hullen (Ngāi Tūāhuriri/Ngāti…
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Waitangi Day in Christchurch and Canterbury – Tuesday 6 February 2018

Find out about Waitangi Day celebrations and events for 2018: Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival Te Rau Aroha Marae, Bluff Every year Ngāi Tahu commemorates Waitangi Day at one of three locations where the iwi signed the Treaty — Awarua, Ōtākou and Ōnuku. In 2018, the Ngāi Tahu Treaty Festival is hosted by Te Rūnaka o Awarua…
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Hui-ā-iwi and the 20th anniversary of the Ngāi Tahu Deed of Settlement

Today at Tuahiwi Marae, Ngāi Tūāhuriri are hosting the biennial festival Hui-ā-Iwi 2017, and Ngāi Tahu are coming together to reconnect and celebrate. Live streaming of Hui-ā-Iwi will begin with the pōwhiri at 12pm today (Friday 24 November). 2017 is a significant year. Twenty years ago - on 21 November 1997 - Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu…
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What’s in a name? A whole story, actually! – Māori library names

What’s in a name? A whole story, actually! Every library in the Christchurch City Libraries network is named in both English and Māori, and with two new libraries (or rather, libraries returning in sparkly new form) popping up recently, we’d like to share a bit about their Māori names. Our libraries' Māori names tell some great…
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