14 - 20 Mahuru September 2020
This year Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri intends to celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori | Māori Language Week with three special events. All these events are free and open to the general public but under COVID Alert Level 2, numbers will be restricted, so bookings are recommended.
Ngā Huarahi Ingoa Māori | Rotorua Māori Street Names
Well known Rotorua historian and popular speaker, Ben Manley gave a talk at the library on Ngā Huarahi Ingoa Māori o Rotorua | Rotorua Māori Street Names - exploring the origin and secret histories behind some of Rotorua's Māori Street names. Manley has talked numerous times at the library and has always been well received for his research, knowledge and delivery style.
He Pī Ka Rere
An extra special Māori Language Week He Pī Ka Rere session of singing, storytelling and crafts for under 5's is available online on the Library's Facebook Page on Monday 14th, Wednesday 16th and Friday 18th September. Kylie Holmes, Youth and Early Learning Lead - Kaiurungi Ako Taiohi says they are all looking forward to welcoming families back into the library when Alert levels are eased but in the meantime her team is busy preparing lots of entertaining online programmes that can be accessed 24/7.
For Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, there is to be an extra Waiata Mai session held on Thursday 17 September at 12.15pm in the Discovery Space on the 2nd floor. Waiata Mai is usually held on the first Thursday of each month and is run by talented singer and guitarist, Clark Pirika. We welcome anyone to come and join in and all the words are provided. Bookings are recommended HERE
Kōpūpūtai i te Reo Māori
Our popular, twice weekly Māori Language classes, Kōpūpūtai i te Reo Māori for beginners and intermediate level speakers, run by Wiremu Keepa are currently at capacity but interested people
can put their names forward by emailing Library@rotorualc.nz to be notified when there are spaces available.
Māori Language resources in our Library
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori - information, resources, events and activities
Te Reo Māori Online Quiz
Māori terminology for the Environment
Māori terminology for Covid-19