Māori Language Week

Māori Language Week

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018

  • 10 - 16 Sep 2018
  • Todd Energy Learning Centre | Taranaki te Maunga Gallery
  • All welcome

Join us for introductory Te Reo lessons and waiata singing.

This year’s theme is Kia Kaha te Reo Māori, let’s make the Māori language strong. Join us for introductory te Reo Māori language lessons at the Gallery and waiata singing at Puke Ariki.

Māori Language Week has been on New Zealand’s calendar for 40 years, in an effort to get New Zealanders celebrating te Reo Māori and using the language more.

Despite being an official language of New Zealand since 1987, the birth of Māori-language schools, Māori radio stations and a Māori television channel, te reo Māori is still very vulnerable. Therefore Māori Language Week is but one effort, in a suite of efforts over a long term, to revive New Zealand’s indigenous language. – Māori Language Commission

Toi mā te whanau /Family Art
Sun 9 Sep | 1pm – 3pm
Todd Energy Learning Centre
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre
Drop in with your whānau for a family-friendly, hands-on, art making session with Gallery kaiako Jess. We’ll play ngā mahi whai (Māori string games) and learn new words as we invent a game together. Finish off by making a printed artwork inspired by our own game to take home.

 

Waiata
Mon 10 Sep | 12–12.45 pm
Fri 14 Sep | 12–12.45 pm
Puke Ariki | Taranaki Te Maunga Gallery
Come and join in the singing of beautiful waiata in our free public sessions. Remember some familiar tunes you used to sing at school and learn some new ones! You don’t need to know te Reo Māori, or even how to sing – just bring your enthusiasm and energy! All welcome.

 

Introductory te Reo Māori lessons
Tue 11 Sep, Thu 13 Sep, Sat 15 Sep
12.30 – 1.30pm
Todd Energy Learning Centre
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre
Come and learn some basics of te Reo Māori in these fun lessons!

 

Toi mā te whanau /Family Art
Sun 16 Sep | 1pm – 3pm
Todd Energy Learning Centre
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre
Drop in with your whānau for a family-friendly, hands-on, art making session. This Sunday we’ll construct mini dioramas (models) inspired by Tāne-mahuta, God of the forest and animals that dwell within.


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