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In this Kōrero Kaipakihi: Investing, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori and some new business books.

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Understanding investing: demystifying the options

Do you want to better understand the share market? What are the risks of property investment? Are you wondering if your Kiwisaver could perform better?

We’ve compiled a list of some of the Wellington City Library resources that can help you better understand your investment options.

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
Te Wā Tuku Reo Māori  - Māori Language Moment offical logo.

This month, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori runs from Hepetema (September) 11-17. It's a great time of year to continue your te reo Māori journey with our Te Reo Kete

The purpose of the kete is for adults to launch their te reo learning journey, with the option of sharing this experience with their whānau too. Each kete contains ten books plus a card game: five books to help you develop your grammar and vocabulary, two books to familiarise yourself with tikanga, and three kids books to practise all you’ve learned.

photo of a parent and child hugging, reading a book from a a te reo kete together.
photo of our te reo kete: a collection of books, a card game with a kete.
Photo of a person reading a book from the te reo kete.

Māori at work : the everyday guide to using te reo Māori in the workplace

by Morrison, Scotty

Ae, e tuwhera ana tenei whare
Yes, we are open

Mo te takaroa o tenei whakautu
Apologies for the delayed response

Me mau potae maro
Safety hats must be worn

Anei te rarangi take mo ta tatou hui
Here is the agenda for our meeting

Hika ma, i kino te huarahi i te ra nei!
Wow, the traffic was shocking this morning!

This is the perfect book to start or expand your te reo journey - no matter your skill level!

New books

Smart teams : how to move from friction to flow and work better together

by Crowley, Dermot

Learn how your team can communicate, congregate and collaborate more effectively than ever.

Smart Teams will help your team to go beyond personal productivity to build a culture where productivity thrives. This book shows you how to turn around the unproductive team behaviours that create friction. You'll learn the 'superproductive' behaviours that promote flow and the most impactful productivity principles for working better together. Smart Teams shares the practical guidelines and key skills you need to lead a productive, cooperative team. (From catalogue)

How to win friends and influence people : updated for the next generation of leaders

by Carnegie, Dale

How to Win Friends and Influence People is the most successful motivational book of all time. Now updated for the first time in forty years, this new edition introduces changes that keep the book fresh for today's readers while restoring priceless material from the original 1936 text [...] manage personal relationships more effectively and show you how to: Communicate with Diplomacy & Tact, Make People Like You, Become a more Persuasive Communicator, Increase Your Ability to Get Things Done, Become a More Effective Leader, How to Win Friends and Influence People remains the finest book of its kind, and the only book you need on the road to success. (From catalogue)

Business news

New leaders fail if they don’t listen to their teams. Here’s a month-by-month listening guide for new leaders


An active listening tour allows everyone to become a part of a new leaders’ solution, and helps brand the new leader as the change-maker. Learn more here.


New to a leadership role? You may have missed a recent blog post where we compiled some resources for stepping up and into a new role. 

The power of purpose in business (TED talk)


What's a company's purpose? It's not the same as mission or vision, which change when leadership changes. Strategist Ashley M. Grice explains the power of purpose to push boundaries of innovation and bring clarity to every aspect of an organization, from the top floor to the shop floor. You can find this talk here.

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