Auckland Libraries values Te Reo Māori and are proud to support the theme of Māori language week: Whāngaihia te reo Māori ki ngā mātua: helping parents to pass te reo on to their tamariki.
We aim to encourage and support the language development of parents with a number of Te Reo focused events, increasing staff confidence and competency of Te Reo and through active promotion of our Te Reo Māori learning resources. It is hoped that by growing awareness of the over 60,000 items in our extensive Māori collections, parents can choose the way they want to then whāngai the language to their children with the aid of free resources in their community library.
Te Reo Māori is the second-most spoken language in NZ with over 150,000 people able to converse in the indigenous language of Aotearoa. Celebrating Te Reo gives members of the diverse populations of Auckland an opportunity to hear, see and recognise Māori language being used within Auckland Libraries spaces. Our aim is to increase the use of Te Reo with simple everyday language that can be used by people of all ethnicities, backgrounds, ages and genders.
Find what’s on at a library near you for Te Wiki o Te Reo.
When: 27 July – 2 August
Where: Across Auckland Libraries