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:
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.
“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.
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