Lots of learning planned for Maori language week
As Maori language week kicks off around New Zealand, businesses are holding a range of different learning activities. Ngapo Lipscombe Law are holding a Maori Language Week Trivial Pursuits Evening tonight at Te Wananga O Aotearoa Tokoroa Campus beginning at 5.30pm.
The questions will not be in Maori but will consist of everyday Maori words used in the community.
To register your team of four head down to the campus at 5.30 to sign up your team. The cost is $40 per team with all money raised going to the Christchurch Women’s Refuge. Nibbles will be provided. Poker and 8 ball players can get their dose of te reo this week when they visit Pockets 8 Ball Club.
Signs, posters and phrases cards will feature commonly used poker and pool words.
To wrap up the week Pockets is hosting a Maori poker tournament on Friday night. This is an invitational event and will see visitors form Pockets clubs in Auckland and Rotorua, coming to join in on the festivities where te reo will be spoken throughout the night.
This is the first tournament of its kind, as English is the spoken language of official poker tournaments. There will be spot prizes for non-Maori speakers who come along and give it a go.
The South Waikato District Libraries are getting right into festivities.
Borrow any Maori book from the libraries’ Maori collection and go into the draw to win a prize. Each time you borrow a book from the collection you get a free chocolate bar.
The library will also be holding daily quizzes where all entries go into a draw to win a fantastic prize.
Te Wananga o Aotearoa Tokoroa campus will be holding a raft of different events on campus for tauira and staff.
Each day starts with learning a karakia, hiimene and whakataukii. Learn basic mihi/greeting, interactive demonstration.
Each day tauira will learn the Maori name for various class resources – such as Maori names for computer components being practiced in Computer Level 3 class.
Business Administration and Computing Level 2 tauira will interact with each another and kaiako replacing the yes/no words with ae/kao kupu.
On Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm there will be kapa haka practice with Tamehana Lagas.
On Thursday morning from 10.30 to 11.30 there will be mau rakau or taiaha practice with Piripi Christie.
On Friday morning from 9am there will be kemu tititorea/stick games with Wiremu Beazley.
Contact Piripi Christie or Wiremu Beazley on 07 8850026.