Auckland Libraries: Māori programmes

Māori programmes

Our community libraries offer a range of activities, classes and groups for all ages with the goal of building whanaungatanga and whakatipu i te reo Māori.

Find out what's happening at a library near you.


North

Location
​Event
Day and time
Mahurangi East
​Ngā Pīwakawaka o Mahurangi Te Reo Support Rōpū

More experienced whānau in our rohe often feel isolated when it comes to being able to share their reo, needing to 'use it, not lose it', while others are wanting to know more and are first time learners. Our rōpū builds whānaungatanga and offers support for all. Ako atu, ako mai.
Monday
10-11am
Takapuna
​Waiata Mai Tamariki Mā - Māori songs for children

Bring your whānau to the library and join Whaea Tina and Whaea Jo for children's waiata, kanikani and kōrero - songs, dance, and stories. It's the perfect opportunity to learn a little te reo Māori for yourselves too!
Second Sunday
2.30-3.30pm*
This session also runs through school and public holidays.

*This session also runs during public and school holidays. Holiday timetables may differ. Please contact your library for more information.


West

Location
​Event
Day and time
Avondale
​Reo Māori conversation group

Support your te reo Māori journey with weekly conversation groups at Avondale Library. Make friends, share stories and reinforce your learning with locals who kōrero Māori.
Friday
11am-12pm
(starts 5 February)
This session also runs through school and public holidays.
New Lynn War Memorial
​Huinga Kōrero

Join us for a relaxed cuppa tea, bikkie and chat in te reo Māori. All levels welcome with a commitment to stay in te reo Māori as much as possible with support from the group. Fluent speakers most welcome to come and tautoko.
​Every other Tuesday
10-11am on Zoom
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Or see event on Facebook 
New Lynn War Memorial
​Huinga Tākaro

Community led playgroup focused on speaking te reo Māori with our tamariki. Join in and help make it happen - bring your whānau and your ideas.
Every other Tuesday
10-11am
​New Lynn War Memorial
​Rongoā Workshops: Māori healing and medicine

These workshops provide a peek into the world of Rongoā Rākau: Traditional Māori Healing. We will discuss key philosophies, principles and processes of Rongoā Māori and explore why the ngahere is the best place to learn about the gifts of our tuākana. Facilitated by Emma Haslam (Ngai Te Rangi, Ngati Hauā)
​Thursday, 25 February
Thursday, 4 March
Thursday, 11 March
Thursday, 25 March
​New Lynn War Memorial
Treaty of Waitangi Workshop

Come and explore a key element of our history with this intensive introduction to the topic of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
​Saturday, 13 March      
9am-4.30pm
New Lynn War Memorial
​Mandarin Treaty of Waitangi Workshop

Learn about the Treaty and New Zealand history in Mandarin language.
​Saturday, 27 February       
9am-1pm       
Te Manawa
​Parahia Te Kakano o Te Reo with Yvonne Edwards

Practice your te reo in a fun, casual and friendly environment. All levels and ages welcome.
Every other Monday
12-2pm
Waitākere Central
Māori Land Court Trustee Training

Full day workshop with Maori Land Court Facilitators helping whānau navigate various land management structures and responsible trustee duties. 
Every other Friday
9.30am-3pm*
Dates to be announced.
This session also runs through school and public holidays.

*This session also runs during school holidays. Holiday timetables may differ. Please contact your library for more information.


Central

Location
​Event
Day and time
Central City
​Huinga Kōrero

Join this a casual conversation group where we tautoko each other to kōrero te reo Māori anake, hei piki ake tō tātou reo. Everyone welcome, haere mai! This session is casual and not facilitated by library staff.
Monday
4.30-5.30pm*
​Central City
Waiata in the whare

Learn to sing te reo Māori songs in a friendly relaxed environment. No experience necessary, everyone welcome to join in and give it a go. Song/lyric sheets provided.

This event is held in the Whare Wānanga room, level 2 at Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero Central City Library. No registrations required - just show up. All welcome.
​Wednesday
3-4pm*
Grey Lynn
​Kapa Kōrero

Join us to practise conversing in te reo Māori, in a relaxed setting, with fellow learners of all levels. This weekly group also welcomes fluent speakers. We are all learning - kaua e whakamā (don't be shy!). This is not a class!
Wednesday
2-3pm
Remuera
​Huinga Kōrero

Join us for a tea or coffee and a kōrero at the Remuera Library Māori Language conversation group Huinga Kōrero. This is a space to bring your learning out of the classroom and into your life by connecting with others on their reo journey.

All those wishing to practice their reo Māori in a supportive environment are welcome, regardless of level. This is not a class, but a space for you to use what you know and learn through doing.
Thursday
4.30-5.30pm

*This session also runs during school holidays. Holiday timetables may differ. Please contact your library for more information.


South

Location
​Event
Day and time
Manukau
Māori Land Court Trustee Training

Full day workshop with Māori Land Court Facilitators helping whānau navigate various land management structures and responsible trustee duties.  
Dates to be announced
Pukekohe
Te Hau Kainga
Stories from the Māori Home Front (1939-1945)

The Te Hau Kāinga: Māori Home Front Project is researching Māori Society and the lives of ordinary Māori in New Zealand during the Second World War. This presentation will share some of the areas of our Research, including work such as vegetable growing in the Pukekohe area.

Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla works in the History programme, and Professor Lachy Paterson in Te Tumu: School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, at the University of Otago.
​Thursday, 4 March
10.30am-12pm
Sir Edmund Hillary (Papakura)
​Reo & Rhyme

Come along and enjoy this Māori – English bilingual Rhymetime session at Papakura Library. Songs and rhymes for children aged 18 months to 3 years. Rhymetime provides music, songs, movement and finger rhymes to pre-schoolers and their caregivers. All welcome!
​Tuesday
10-10.30am


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