News Ad Lib Radio: Our Māori programmes and events

“News Ad Lib”, hosted by our own library staff, airs monthly on Access Radio 783 AM. The most recent show played on Saturday 2nd July, and is available for streaming below.

This month Frith and Françoise tell us all about the current events around Matariki and Te Wiki o te Reo and our Māori collections and programmes.

Find links to the music and resources mentioned in this episode here:

Royals by the Modern Māori Quartet

“Aotearoa” by Stan Walker released to celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo 2014!

This year, Māori Language Week turned 40. To celebrate, Wellington City Libraries was part of New Zealand’s first parade to honour Māori language week that ran from Parliament to Te Papa on 4th July 2016.

Here are more links to items mentioned during the programme:

Frith’s Rēwena Bread Recipe is available here
Rewena bread

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Witi Ihimaera’s novel White Lies available from our elibrary

Dr Jessica Hutchings’ Te mahi māra : hua parakore – a guide to Māori organic growing

Poi E by the Pātea Māori Club, the only te reo song that has been top of the charts in New Zealand 3 times in three different decades!

Poi E: The Story of Our Song, a  documentary about the making of Poi E, and the town of Pātea telling the story of the song and the group who sings it will be released at the opening of this year’s New Zealand Film Festival in Wellington on 22 July.

For now, from us, Hei kōnā!

News Ad Lib Radio: What’s happening in the upcoming school holidays

“News Ad Lib”, hosted by our own library staff, airs monthly on Access Radio 783 AM. The most recent show played on Saturday 26th September, and is available for streaming below.

This month Ada tells us all about the upcoming events for the school holidays, such as our “Click, Make, Build and Create” activities happening all around our libraries. See our What’s On page for kids for more info.

News Ad Lib – listen to us on Access Radio

“News Ad Lib”, hosted by our own library staff, airs monthly on Access Radio 783 AM. The most recent show played on Saturday 20 December from 3.00-3.30pm, and is available for streaming below.

News AdLib – special guest, book selector Christine by Wellington City Libraries on Mixcloud

Jinyun and Christine talked about how books are selected, ordered and added to our collections in our libraries. Music was also played during the show, and included:

  1. “Instinct” a track on Liminal from The Acid – a band made up of British, American and Australian members
  2. “Green Garden” – a song from Sing to the Moon, a fabulous double CD from Laura Mvula
  3. “Rhodesia 11” – from our local Newtown Rocksteady‘s CD Going Steady

Enjoy!

 

News Ad Lib – Listen to us on Access Radio

“News Ad Lib”, hosted by our own library staff, airs monthly on Access Radio 783 AM. The most recent show was on last Saturday afternoon from 3.00-3.30pm, and is available as a podcast.

News Ad Lib – 30 August 2014 by Wellington City Libraries on Mixcloud

On 29th August, Axel & Françoise talked about the Libraries’ online resources and played the following tracks from our collection:

Chaco
Illya Kuryaki and the Valderramas – Chaco
Hermoza from Heaven

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 8
Shostakovich – Symphony No8
Adagio – Allegro non troppo


Toni Huata – Tomokia

Whiria

this side of jordan
Mandolin Orange – This Side of Jordan
Turtle dove & the crow

chillout
Snakadaktal – Fall Underneath
Chillout Sessions XVI

Our Radio Show: from Music AdLib to News AdLib

Same frequency, 783AM, great music, but small change in content and presenters. A big thank you to Mark, Monty and Neil for their enthusiasm promoting our wonderful CD collection over the past few years!  Saturday 16  March was the first of our 4 weekly new look show, although you can still listen to the podcasts on Access Radio.

On our new show (hosted by myself, Ada Nally), we play fantastic local and world music but also let you know what is new at the libraries and share services benefitting our migrant communities! This week our bilingual librarian Jinyun talks about part of our collection which may  of interest to our Chinese speaking community.

We are are also promoting a special celebration of Poetic Voices of Africa in honour of 50 Years of the African Union. Poets Samson Sahele, L. E. Scott, Tony Hopkins, Wanjiku Kiarie, Makuei Aken and Inshirah Mahal will perform at

Newtown Library Tuesday 21 May 5-7 pm

and

Central Library Wednesday 22 May 5-7 pm

Both events are free!

Syndetics book coverJourney with my shadow : a collection of poetry / Samson Sahele.
“Journey with my shadow” is a collecton of poetry that exposes the reality of Africa: the human rights violations, the killings and abuses, and the harassment by dictators.

Syndetics book coverPoems for Gwen / L.E. Scott.

Syndetics book coverBeyond the dark journey : short stories and poems by young refugees in New Zealand / [edited by Pauline Frances].