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Saturday, October 10, 2020

Fijian Language Week 2020

 Ni sa bula vinaka,

 Unitec Library celebrates Macawa ni Vosa Vakaviti, Fijian Language Week 2020.

Theme is: Noqu Vosa, Noqu iSema Bula’ - “My language, my living link”.

It will run from Sunday 4 October to Saturday 10 October. This theme reflects the strength and connection a people’s language and cultural identity provide as they make their life’s journey, particularly during challenging times. Our languages are our identity and are key to our wellbeing and success. Today we are also celebrating and acknowledging Fiji’s 50th independence since Fiji became an independent nation from Great Britain on 10th October, 1970. The Republic of Fiji has three official languages: English, iTaukei and Fiji Hindi. Fiji is an archipelago of more than 300 islands located in the heart of the South Pacific. The two main islands are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.

Unitec Library has resources both in print and electronic to help you learn and become familiar in iTaukei culture and language. Check out the Unitec Library catalogue and our Pacific subject guide. Did you know that Levuka town on the eastern coast of Ovalau, in Lomaiviti province was the old capital of Fiji, read more about the UNESCO old heritage site here: https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1399/

Here are some display photos at Te Puna Library.


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

For more information, visit these websites:

 Vinaka vakalevu

Monday, September 28, 2020

Tuvalu Language Week 2020

 Talofa,

Unitec Library celebrates Vaiaso o te Gana Tuvalu, Tuvalu Language Week 2020.

The theme is: Fakatili Te Kiloga Fou" - "Navigating the changing environment". The theme this year comes from cultural acts and practices. These are often used as analogy for Tuvalu orators in their speeches. In this case the analogy is that of fishing.

It will run from Sunday 27 September to Saturday 3 October. Tuvalu, formerly Ellice Islands is a group of nine small islands comprising of coral atolls and reef islands. There are two groups of Tuvaluan dialects, based on dialects spoken in the northern and southern islands. Funafuti is the capital of Tuvalu. Learn more about the beautiful language and become familiar with some phrases in Tuvaluan here: https://www.thecoconet.tv/coco-talanoa/blog/happy-tuvalu-language-week/

Unitec Library has resources both in print and electronic to help you learn and become familiar in Tuvaluan Language. Check out the Unitec Library catalogue and our Pacific subject guide.

Come in and see our display at Te Puna Library.

 

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

For more information, visit these websites:

Fakafetai lasi

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