Auckland Libraries: The Kiwi speaks

The Kiwi speaks with Max Cryer

Wednesday 6 November 12pm to 1pm Free

In this HeritageTalk, Max Cryer MBE (TV producer and presenter, radio broadcaster, entertainment producer, singer, cabaret performer and writer) discusses New Zealanders and the English language.

Postcard showing a drawing of a kiwi against a background of ferns
Postcard showing a drawing of a kiwi against a background of ferns. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 996-915

Max Cryer examines the somewhat casual relationship New Zealanders have with the English language. The average Kiwi knows little about the structure of the language most commonly spoken in Aotearoa - but Max does know. 


He illuminates the scene by light-heartedly examining formidable-sounding local language by-ways such as metathesis and hypochorism styles which many New Zealanders didn’t know they used.


About HeritageTalks 

Are you interested in family and local history; the historical stories of New Zealand, the Pacific, and beyond? 


Then why not come along to one of our HeritageTalks - Waha pū-taonga and hear more about both our personal and our shared heritage? Experts in specialised fields deliver these talks and provide insight into our histories. 


HeritageTalks take place at least fortnightly, in the Whare Wānanga, Level 2, Central City Library unless otherwise stated. Booking is recommended although not essential.


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Postcard showing a drawing of a kiwi against a background of ferns
Postcard showing a drawing of a kiwi against a background of ferns. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections 996-915

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