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NPDC marks Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori

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PUBLISHED: 12 SEP 2022

NPDC marks Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori  

From waiata on the move, the Lion King in te re Māori and the completion of a massive mural commemorating one of Aotearoa’s leading Māori language advocates – NPDC has range of activities to mark Te Wiki o Te reo Māori.

Te Wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week) runs 12 to 18 September so whether you want to ako (learn), whakarongo (listen), waiata (sing), or kōrero (speak) te reo Māori, this is your chance to get involved.

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery | Len Lye Centre has Te Wiki o te Reo Māori & Mahuru Māori through to 27 September with the programme including introduction to te reo sessions as well as Waiata in the gallery and you could also join a travelling waiata group around town. It also has a couple of sessions of The Lion King in te reo Māori.

Find out more here.


I am Hana

This week will also see the completion of a large mural of Taranaki wahine Hana Te Hemara (Te Atiawa, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Tahu) on the side of Puke Ariki, which is part of I am Hana series of activities.  

Over the past few weeks, artist Mr G has transformed the five-storey exterior wall with the image of Hana, a founding member of Ngā Tamatoa which took the Māori language petition to Parliament 50 years ago this year.

You can also hear from the woman herself by listening to audio recordings of Hana Te Hemara on the Puke Ariki Library Listening Posts.

A public panel discussion with Ngā Tamatoa members at TSB Showplace’s Alexandra Room from Wednesday 14 September 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Seats are limited. Register your interest at info@iamhana.nz

There is also a street party on September 15 to mark the completion of the mural starting at 3.30pm near Puke Ariki library in King Street. Join in the fun which includes for entertainment, food trucks and meet some of the Ngā Tamatoa members.

Find out more at iamhana.nz


What’s on

Introduction to te reo Māori
Tuesday 13 Sept | 12:30 PM | Free
Govett-Brewtser Art Gallery
Curious about how to speak te reo Māori but haven’t tried? Whether you’re brand new or want to brush up on some phrases learned long ago, this is for you! Come along to an open and friendly, introductory class, led by Emere Leitch-Munro.

Introduction to te reo Māori
Thursday 15 Sept | 12:30 PM | Free
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Curious about how to speak te reo Māori but haven’t tried? Whether you’re brand new or want to brush up on some phrases learned long ago, this is for you! Come along to an open and friendly, introductory class, led by Emere Leitch-Munro.

Hotere
Saturday 24 Sept | 1PM | Free
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
The beauty, grandeur and mystery of Ralph Hotere's art has awed viewers and baffled commentators for over half a century. Hotere offers a fascinating journey through forty years of art. (82 min)

Waiata in the gallery
Wednesday 14 Sept | 12:30 PM | Free
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Join us for an uplifting mid-week waiata session. We’ll provide songbooks, you bring your interest. You’ll hear old favourites and maybe learn a new waiata. No prior singing experience necessary.

The Lion King te reo Māori
Thursday 15 Sept| 10:30 AM &
Saturday 17 September | 3pm | Free
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Watch the Disney classic The Lion King remade with all characters speaking in te reo Māori. (1hr 27min).

Monica Brewster Evening: Libby Hakaraia
Tuesday 27 Sept | 6PM - 8PM |
Govett-Brewster Art Gallery
Join Libby Hakaraia (Ngāti Kapu, Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga) founder of the Māoriland Film Festival as she shares insights into the festival (which is now the largest in person international Indigenous film festival in the world) the hub it has grown, as well as their mahi developing rangatahi story tellers, creatives and entrepreneurs. Charges apply, register at govettbrewster.com Book here.