Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
Te Rau Herenga O Aotearoa


Professional Development: Prepare for Te Wiki o Te Reo

Save the date! More details on registration to come soon. 

LIANZA Otago-Southland is giving you the chance to get yourself geared up for Te Wiki (happening 10-16 Mahuru (September) this year)

Expression of Interest: Māori Practitioners

Māori Practitioners

The Open Polytechnic Kuratini Tuwhera is New Zealand's specialist provider of distance learning, from certificate to diploma and degree level, and is internationally recognised in its field. We strive to support vocational lifelong learning and national development goals through innovation and excellence in open, flexible learning. Each year we help around 30,000 learners gain the skills they need for their current or future careers.

New ways of talking: Māori and technology

Next year, Te Rōpū Whakahau will be celebrating their 20th anniversary at their hui-ā-tau (annual conference) in January at Waipapa Marae.

Tosca Waerea and I will be facilitating an afternoon session with three absolutely outstanding speakers. Here are the details:

New ways of talking: Māori and Technology

Mereana Taungapeau - Songs of our Ancestors: Waiata Workshop for beginners

Mereana Taungapeau and Riki-Lee Paniora Saua conduct their workshop introducing tips and tricks for learning the waiata.

In October 2014, many people took the time to respond to the LIANZA biculturalism survey. There were a wide range of opinions and responses around the issues relating to biculturalism in New Zealand libraries.

Mohan Lal and Jock Walker - What can main stream libraries learn from Te Pātaka Māramatanga- an indigenous academic library: Lesson from Wānagogy

Mohan Lal and Jock Walker present their paper to the LIANZA 2014 conference in Auckland on the impace of indigenous library approaches at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.

Rachelle Forbes - The Writing is on the Wall

Rachelle Forbes presents her paper to the LIANZA 2014 conference in Auckland on the challenges of curating the Waitangi 2014 exhibition.

Aotearoa 1840’s: a time when Māori literacy rates per capita in New Zealand were higher than Pākehā in England, when te reo Māori was the language of the day, and the status of Māori women and men was reflected through birth right rather than gender politics…

LIANZA Council Guide To Tikanga Māori

The purpose of this booklet is to provide a general guide for members of LIANZA Council to familiarise and practice tikanga and te reo Māori at face to face meetings. Experience shows regular practice will help you retain information, improve pronunciation and become confident in the application of tikanga and te reo Māori for any occasion where it is appropriate to observe cultural protocol. Recordings are included to help with recall and pronunciation.

Māori Greetings And Signoffs For Letters And Emails

This resource lists a number of greetings and signoffs in Te Reo Māori, encouraging use of the language in emails and letters.


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