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Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2014 - Mawhaituhituhi

Mawhaituhituhi

Hei whakanui i Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2014, kei te mahi pakiwaitara tuhituhi ā-ipurangi Te Matapihi ki te Ao Nui, ā, ka taea e koe e tō kura rānei ētahi taonga te wini.

Kua oti kē i te kaituhi rongonui haere nei a Paora Tibble te whiti tuatahi te tuhituhi, ā, māu e āpiti atu ō tuhituhi ki te pakiwaitara ia rā, hei te 21-25 o Hūrae.

Ka whiriwhirihia kotahi te whiti ia rā (tae atu ki te 200 kupu), mai i ia reanga, ka mutu hoki ngā pakiwaitara hei te ahiahi o te Paraire te 25 o Hūrae.

Ko ngā Reanga: [Kura] Tau 1-8, me te Tau 9-13

Ko ngā taonga ia rā he pēke whare pukapuka, he kāri koha, he haki pukapuka hoki.

Ko ngā taonga mā ngā toa tuhituhi kotahi paparorohiko mō ia reanga, ā, he haki e $250 hei hoko pukapuka mō ngā kura o ngā toa tuhituhi.

Ko te kura hoki he tokomaha rawa ana kaituhi ka wini hoki i te haki pukapuka e $250!

Books Go Arty - Sculpture Exhibition

Primary school classes from across Wellington city have created many wonderful sculptures based on books written by New Zealand author, Kyle Mewburn. Check out the exhibition when it visits your local library. You will be able to enter the Crafty Kyle Competition and play the Books Go Arty scavenger hunt game!

The exhibition is free and open to everyone. More Information

Library Date and time
Central Library 5 July - 14 November
Miramar and Mervyn Kemp (Tawa) Libraries 1 August - 22 August
Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) and Johnsonville Libraries 22 August - 12 September
Newtown, Khandallah, Wadestown and Johnsonville Libraries 12 September - 3 October
Newtown, Brooklyn and Cummings Park (Ngaio) Libraries 3 October - 24 October
Island Bay Library and Community Centre and Karori Library 24 October - 14 November

Regular Happenings

Kōhunga Kōrero: Storytimes in te reo Māori

Monthly storytimes in te reo Māori are available at Miramar, Newtown, Johnsonville and Cummings Park (Ngāio) Libraries. Open to anyone, these free 30min sessions feature stories, rhymes and waita in te reo Māori, and are perfect for 2-6 year olds and their caregivers.

Kohunga KoreroKōhunga Kōrero: Pakiwaitara i roto i te reo Māori

E 30 meneti pakiwaitara, rotarota, waiata hoki i roto i te reo Māori mō ngā kōhungahunga me ō rātou mātua kaitiaki.

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 9.30am
Motukairangi (Miramar) Library
68 Miramar Avenue, Miramar

Check out the Library event calendar for specific dates

Kids' Online Bookclub

Kids ClubWhat are your favourite books? Read anything great recently? Why not tell the world, and your friends, about it and win prizes?

Head over to our Kids Online Book Club and fill in the review form to tell us about a great (or not so great) book you've read recently and you can win prizes.

You'll receive a prize after your first 2 reviews and then every 5th review after that. So what are you waiting for? To get the prizes you must have your own library card. There are spot prizes for really excellent and thoughtful reviews too!

All reviews will be published on the Kids Blog. You can read the reviews to find out what other kids are reading and even write comments on other's reviews. Don't worry if your review doesn't show up straight away - sometimes it can take a day or two to appear.

Pre-School Storytimes

Pre-school storytimes are interactive sessions with stories, songs and rhymes. They are fun and free at all Wellington City Libraries for children, parents and carers to share.

Recommended for children aged 2 - 4, but younger children are always welcome.

Where and When:

Brooklyn Library
Tuesday, 10.30am
Central Library
Tuesday & Friday,10.30am
Cummings Park Library in Ngaio
Wednesday, 10.30am
Island Bay Library
Thursday, 10.30am
Johnsonville Library
Tuesday, 10.30am
Karori Library
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 10.30am
Khandallah Library
Tuesday, 10.30am
Ruth Gotlieb Library in Kilbirnie
Monday & Wednesday, 10.30am
Mervyn Kemp Library in Tawa
Monday, 10.30am
Miramar Library
Thursday, 10.15am
Newtown Library
Wednesday, 10.30am

Baby Rock 'n' Rhyme

Baby Rock & Rhyme

Baby Rock & Rhyme is a way for parents and carers to interact with their babies through rhymes, finger-plays and stories delivered by experienced presenters. It's a great opportunity to have fun, socialise and spend quality 'one-on-one' time with your tot. These free, weekly interactive sessions will be available at the following branches:

  • Miramar: Tuesday at 10.15am
  • Island Bay: Tuesday at 9.30am
  • Central: Wednesday at 9.30am
  • Johnsonville: Wednesday & Thursday at 9.30am
  • Cummings Park: Tuesday at 10.30am
  • Karori: Thursday & Friday at 10.30am
  • Kilbirnie: Friday at 10.15am
  • Tawa: Friday at 9.30am

Preview some of the songs and rhymes featured in our sessions by listening to the Baby Rock & Rhyme album - recorded and produced by our very own talented librarians!

This album is available for purchase on Bandcamp and iTunes

Interested in More?

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