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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Te Reo in the Whare

Kia ora! It's Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) from September 10-16, and what a great opportunity that is for us all to celebrate and learn the beautiful Māori language. Kia kaha te reo Māori ... But what about if you've not got the time right now to learn a new language…
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Te Reo Māori, niupepa, and Papers Past

The historians and whakapapa researchers among you may already be familiar with Papers Past, an impressive and still-growing online resource from the National library. This site makes digitised versions of Aotearoa newspapers, magazines and journals, letters and diaries, and parliamentary papers available online, for free. The fascinating newspaper section (believe me, it’s easy to fall…
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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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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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