Have a go at Te Reo

Kōhunga Kōrero – monthly storytimes in te reo Māori are starting next week! Head along to the library for 30mins of stories, waiata, rhymes and fun, and it’s all in te reo.

It’s all free, lots of fun, and perfect for 2-6 year olds and their whanau.

The first session is at Miramar Library, 2pm, on Tuesday 27th January.

You can find the schedule at our children’s event’s page, also check out the library’s event calendar for specific dates.


Find your local Kōhunga Kōrero session:

1st Tuesday of each month at 10.30am
Omāroro (Newtown) Library
13 Constable Street, Newtown

2nd Monday of each month at 10.30am
Korimako ki Ngāio (Cummings Park) Library
1a Ottawa Road, Ngaio

3rd Tuesday of each month at 2pm
Waitohi (Johnsonville) Library
5 Broderick Road, Johnsonville

4th Tuesday of each month at 2pm
Motukairangi (Miramar) Library
68 Miramar Avenue, Miramar



What’s on today – Monday 7th October

Welcome to the October school holidays! Can you believe there’s only one more school term left this year?!

Week Two!

Here’s whats happening today:


Kohunga Korero – Storytime in te reo Maori:

Newtown Library at 10.30am



Tawa Library at 10.30am

Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) Library at 10.30am

Karori Library at 10.30am

Older siblings are welcome during the school holidays.


Check out our Kids Events page for more information about what’s happening for children in your library.

Kōhunga Kōrero – storytimes in te reo Māori

Kohunga Korero Banner SmallPreschool storytimes in te reo Māori are on soon at a library near you. Perfect for experiencing and learning te reo, practicing the language or simply snuggling up to hear a good story.

Kōhunga Kōrero is on in the following libraries:

Newtown Library: every 1st Wednesday of each month at 10.30 am

Cummings Park (Ngaio) Library: every 2nd Thursday of each month at 10.15 am

Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Library: every 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10.30 am

Miramar Library: every 4th Thursday of each month at 10.15 am

Information on Kohunga Korero can be found here. See you there!

Kōhunga Kōrero – Pakiwaitara i roto i te Reo Māori

Preschool Storytimes in te reo Māori


From February 11th you’ll be able to hear stories read aloud in te Reo Māori at 4 library branches in Wellington. Kōhunga Kōrero will be filled with stories, rhymes, songs and fun, and will be held at Miramar, Newtown, Cummings Park (Ngaio) and Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Libraries.


Come along to learn some new words and test your language skills. Find out when they are happening here.


Suitable for 1-6 year olds and their caregivers.