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Thursday, February 04, 2021

Te Tiriti o Waitangi -The Treaty of Waitangi

Tēnā koutou katoa,

Waitangi Day is this coming Saturday, 6th February.  For information on Te Tiriti o Waitangi -The Treaty of Waitangi, have a look at the display of books which is currently on level one of Te Puna.

Unitec Library has both print and electronic resources available to help you gain knowledge and become familiar with Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the history of Aotearoa.

For more information about what the library has available, and links to our electronic collection of books on the Te Tiriti – The Treaty of Waitangi, click on this link: https://guides.unitec.ac.nz/waitangi


 

Friday, October 30, 2020

Tokelau Language Week 2020

 Mālō ni, taloha ni,

Unitec Library celebrates Te vaiaho o te gagana Tokelau, Tokelau Language Week 2020. The theme is Apoapo tau foe, i nā tāfea i te galutau. Ke mau mai, ke mau mai’ - 'Never give up hope, even amidst chaos and much uncertainty. Stay united, stay strong'.

The theme “Apoapo tau foe, i nā tāfea i te galutau” is part of a traditional Tokelauan prayer, asking the people rowing a canoe to hold on dearly to the paddles and row in unison so we are not washed away by the tidal/big waves. “Ke mau mai, ke mau mai” is an encouragement to be strong and maintain rowing consistently/non-stop. This years theme was influenced by the events of 2020 and how the COVID-19 outbreak has shaped a new normal for the Tokelau community and everyone worldwide.

It will run from Sunday 25 October to Saturday 31 October. Tokelau is an island territory of Aotearoa that comprises of three atolls in the South Pacific. Watch this short documentary VAKA about the energy and resilience of the Tokelauan people as they weave their customary-wisdom regarding the environment with modern eco-technologies to respond to climate change https://www.thecoconet.tv/the-ocean/climate-change/vaka/

 Unitec Library has resources both in print and electronic to help you learn and become familiar in Tokelauan 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 #nztokelaulanguageweek to follow the events on social media.

For more information, visit these websites:

 Fakafetai lahi, tofa ni

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Niuean Language Week 2020

 Fakaalofa lahi atu,

Unitec Library celebrates Faahi Tapu he Vagahau Niue, Niue Language Week 2020. The theme is: ‘Faliki e tau momoui he tau atuhau ke he Vagahau Niue ’ - “Lay the foundations - give rise to Vagahau Niue for generations".

 

This years theme reminds us of the need to not only respect and treasure our languages and cultures but to work daily to ensure the foundation remains strong for generations to come. Niue Language week is in its ninth year, the 2020 Niue Language Week is focused on laying the foundations to give rise to Vagahau Niue for future generations.

 It will run from Sunday 18 October to Saturday 24 October. Niueans are the fourth largest community with over 30,000 people in Aotearoa. Niue known as the Rock of Polynesia and it’s capital, Alofi is a self-governing state in free association with Aotearoa. Learn more about how to takalo, weave a basket, how to hunt a coconut crab and become familiar with some phrases in Niuean here: https://www.thecoconet.tv/im:3042/all-videos/

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

Come in and see our display at Te Puna Library. Check out this new book ‘Niuean: Predicates and Arguments in an Isolating Language’ available at Te Puna and Waitākere Library.

 



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

For more information, visit these websites:

Kia monuina a tautolu oti, blessings to you all.

Fakaue lahi. Kia monuina.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Endnote users

Kia ora koutou,

If you use Endnote reference management software please read on, if not then stop here.

Unitec’s subscription to Endnote will cease at the end of October.

If you access Endnote software through Unitec’s subscription you will need to decide whether to migrate your Endnote library to another platform. We recommend Zotero or Mendeley. Information on migrating your Endnote library is available on our guides We recommend migrating as soon as possible.

Other options include using the free version of Endnote that is available online or taking a personal subscription for the premium version.

Any questions please send to libinfo@unitec.ac.nz

Ngā mihi nui

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