Two talks: Ngā kōrero o Te Whanganui-a-Tara, the forming of this land – an iwi perspective

As well as a story competition for Teens (Māwhai Tuhituhi – test your language skills!), we have two special talks on next week at the Central Library to celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori.

We’re very lucky to have two speakers from Mana Whenua (Kura Moeahu and Neavin Broughton), who will present their stories beginning with the pūrākau of Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

Ngā kōrero o Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Both talks are on the topic of a “Sense of Place – the forming of this land: an iwi perspective”.

Tuesday 28 July, 12:30-1:30pm (Central Library)

Kura Moeahu: A sense of place; a bilingual korero: mai i ngā taniwha

He kōrero beginning with the story of Ngake and Whātaitai (bilingual).

Thursday 30 July, 12:30-1:30pm (Central Library)

Neavin Broughton: A sense of place: he whakaaro ano

He kōrero beginning with the story of Kupe (bilingual).

So, drop in to the Ground Floor of the Central Library next Tuesday or Thursday lunchtime to listen to Neavin Broughton and Kura Moeahu talk about how Wellington was formed and the meaning behind place names for mountains, rivers and our beautiful harbour. All welcome! A Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2015 event – nau mai, haere mai.