Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Whakanuia Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2009

Celebrate Maori Language Week 2009

The Māori Language Week theme for 2009 is "Te Reo i te Hapori - Māori Language in the Community." Did you know that Maori Language week has been celebrated for over 30 years. So this week in the library. The issues desk is asking you if you would like your books issued in Maori, we say thank you in Maori, we are using Maori greetings to welcome people to the library. There will be displays up on the walls celebrating Maori Language week and a general acknowledgement that our country has two official languages. The image is from the official Maori Language Week site.

Check out this website http://www.korero.maori.nz/forlearners which has lots of useful information for New Zealand Students whether they are studying Maori or just interested in gaining some more skills.

Other useful websites are:

100 words in Maori that New Zealanders should know
Te Wiki o te Reo (Maori Language Blog for kids)

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