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
2.30-3pm*
This session also runs through school and public holidays.
Takapuna
Māori Land Court Trustee Training

Full day workshop with Maori Land Court Facilitators helping whānau navigate various land management structures and responsible trustee duties.
Friday, 19 March
Thursday, 17 June
Friday, 17 September
Thursday, 16 December



*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
Kēmu + Kōrero

A fun easy way to learn some new kupu (words) Māori, meet others on their te reo Māori journey and have a cuppa and a chat. Bilingual play, don't be shy, it's fine if you can't speak a lot of te reo Māori yet... however this community will help you on your way. Meet in the conversation corner at New Lynn Library.
​Online every Tuesday
10-11am

Join online via Zoom. 
​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)
Online every ​Thursday
11.30am-12.30pm

Join online via Zoom. 
​New Lynn War Memorial
​Online Māori Language Moment

Join us online to celebrate Te Wiki o te reo Māori by joining millions of other people in Aotearoa all speaking te reo Māori at the same time. Our kaupapa will be sharing whakataukī.


​Tuesday, 14 September
12pm 

Join online via Zoom. 
​New Lynn War Memorial
Free Te Tiriti o Waitangi workshop

Come to the New Lynn Community Centre to explore a key element of our history with this intensive introduction to the topic of the Treaty of Waitangi. No prior knowledge necessary, all welcome. The programme is interactive and participatory.

To register, email newlynncc@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
​Friday 12 November
9am-4.30pm
​​​New Lynn War Memorial
​Rongoā for Kids

Learn about rongoā from an expert. A chance for your children to explore the bountiful gifts within our local ngahere (forest). Ages 6+

​Thursday 7 October
2-3pm
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*
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
​Mt Roskill
​Kōrero Mai!

Casual Te Reo conversations for all levels

Drop in to work on your te reo conversation skills with other local learners. Join us for a relaxed session of kōrero in te reo Māori. This is a chance to kōrero Māori with other speakers about anything you want in a relaxed, friendly environment. From beginners to fluent, come along and kōrero. This is a casual session and is not facilitated by library staff.

All levels welcome.
​Thursday
5.30-6.30pm
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
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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