Tonga Language Week Uike ‘O Lea Tonga

Tonga Language Week Uike 'O Lea Tonga celebrates the culture and language of the more than 60,000 people of Tongan heritage who live in New Zealand.1  Tongan is spoken by over 650 people in Christchurch.2

Tonga Language Week Uike 'O Lea Tonga 2019 is on from Sunday 1 September to Saturday 7 September. The 2019 theme is:

Fakakoloa O Aotearoa ‘Aki ‘A E Tauhi Fonua
A Tongan perspective of enriching Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Tonga Language Week Uike 'O Lea Tonga library events 2019

Tongan Family Times Saturday 7 September 12noon to 2pm

Hear stories, songs, and performances from Christchurch's Tongan community.
Free, no bookings required. Hapori | Community, Level 1, Tūranga.

Family Makerspace Saturday 7 September 2.30pm to 4pm

Join Pasifika librarians in making your very own Tongan Ngatu (Tapa) print. Learn about different Tongan tapa designs and their meaning.
Free, no bookings required. Creative Space, Hapori | Community, Level 1, Tūranga.

View events in the calendar.

Find Tongan resources in our catalogue

Tongan language

Footnotes

1. Statistics New Zealand, 2013 Census ethnic group profiles: Tongan, accessed 7 August 2015

2. Christchurch City Council, 15 Most Commonly Spoken Languages, Age and Ethnicity, Stats and Facts on Christchurch, Census 2013, accessed 7 August 2015

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