Maori Language Week

5 July 2011

Nau mai, haere mai! Maori Language Week, or Te Wiki o te Reo Maori, kicked off yesterday, and there are a whole lot of events going on around the city to celebrate it.

Don't miss the roller disco event at Kilbirnie Recreation Centre

Don't miss the roller disco event at Kilbirnie Recreation Centre

This year's theme is manaakitanga. This means being a good host and making people feel welcome in your company - a very important aspect of Māori custom and identity.

Highlights in Wellington, or Te Whanganui ā Tara, include:

Me Heke ki Pōneke Konohete - Lunchtime Concert
12.30pm - 2.00pm, today (5 July)
Soundings Theatre, Te Papa

Our local college kapa haka groups will display their manaakitanga and entertain you. FREE. Get in quick - there are limited seats available.

Te Awa-ā-Taia Kanikani - Roller Disco
6.30pm - 9.00pm, Rāmere / Friday 8 July
Kilbirnie Recreation Centre

Put on your skates and enjoy a night full of fun manaakitanga activities for the whole family. There are limited numbers of skates / blades for hire. Gold coin donation.

More Events

For the full list of Māori Language Week events in Wellington, phone us on (04) 499 4444 or go to:

Featured Events - Māori Language Week