#MatarikiMash – Matariki wordplay for Mondays!

Matariki Mash

On Mondays for four weeks from 26 June, we wish to test your imagination and your skill with language! Inspired by the New Zealand Book Council’s #ramereshorts weekly Twitter competitions, we’ll be running a special word challenge on Twitter for the 4 weeks of Matariki, every Monday and Wednesday.

We’ll post up two te reo Māori kupu those mornings, as well as one English word. All you need to do is bring your word play skills and include all three words in a tweet-length short story, together with the #MatarikiMash hashtag! See

Many thanks go to the New Zealand Book Council, for letting us borrow their idea:

New Zealand Book Council

Today is #followalibrary day on Twitter

Today, a growing number of libraries are present on Social Media such as YouTube, Facebook, Flickr and Twitter because they want to be where library users are.

The first of October is deemed #followalibrary day on Twitter by a group of recognised Library professionals around the world in a bid to draw an “enormous amount of positive attention to this great industry“.

Wellington City Libraries have been active on Twitter for the past two years and we’ve explained why we are using this medium in a previous post.

In order to celebrate #followalibrary day, we’ve been playing around with Animoto  and produced this little film:

We hope you like it and look forward to interacting with you on Twitter!