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Monday, September 14, 2020

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020 at Unitec Library

 Kia ora e te whānau,

Come celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week with Unitec Library. The theme for this year is: ‘Kia Kaha te Reo Māori. It will run from 14-20 Rahuru 2020, 14-20 September 2020.

Mahuru Māori is an initiative begun in 2017 to promote the use of te reo Māori throughout the month of September. Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week is the annual campaign led by the Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (The Māori Language Commission) to get more people speaking, hearing, and experiencing te reo Māori. Here are some ideas for your Māori Language Moment https://tuku.reomaori.co.nz/ideas - let’s do a waiata, starting your Zoom call with "mōrena", or blessing your kai with a karakia.

Unitec Library has resources both in print and electronic to help you learn and become familiar in Te Reo Māori. Check out the Unitec Library catalogue and Mātauranga Māori - Māori Language and Culture guide. 

Haere mai, see our displays at Te Puna and Wāitakere Library.

Use the hashtag #reomāori to be part of the kōrero on social media.

For more information visit these websites:

 Kia kaha te reo Māori

 

 

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Tongan Language Week 2020

Mālō e lelei,

Unitec Library celebrates Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga, Tongan Language Week 2020.

The theme is: Ko e Ta’u ‘o e Fakakoloa ‘o Aotearoa ‘aki ‘ae Lotu Mo’oni which focuses on enriching Aotearoa’s spirituality with Tongan language and culture through songs, poems and other works.

It will run from Sunday 6 September to Saturday 12 September. Also known as the 'Friendly Islands' the Kingdom of Tonga is divided into three main groups - Vava'u, Ha'apai and Tongatapu islands. Tonga has a rich history with a constitutional monarchy in the South Pacific. This years theme is special that connects our kainga and community together with lotu and faith to acknowledge the cultural heritage and language.

Unitec Library has resources both in print and electronic to help you learn and become familiar in Tongan Language. Check out the Unitec Library catalogue and our Pacific subject guide. The much-awaited book ‘The Rise of the To'a featuring Mate Ma'a Tonga rugby league team has been released on Tongan Language Week. If you are a MMT fan, we have this book now available to borrow from Unitec Library.

Come in and see our displays at Te Puna and Waitākere Library.


Use the hashtag #NZTongaLanguageWeek to follow the events on social media.

 For more information, visit these websites:

Malo 'aupito