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Mātauranga Māori Workshops

Registrations and expressions of interest are now open for the Mātauranga Māori within New Zealand Libra

I am passionate about professional development and have been on the LIANZA Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui committee for several years. In 2014 I decided to extend my skillset in a different direction and sign up for a PhD part time alongside work.

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.

Reflections On The Mātauranga Māori Workshop From LIANZA Staff & Councillors

LIbrary Life Article: 16 December 2013

This year LIANZA sent several of its staff and Council along to the Mātauranga Māori November workshops run by Te Rōpū Whakahau.  Those who attended included Amanda Cooper, Christine Busby, Laurinda Thomas, Maree Kibblewhite and Joanna Matthew.  This was an interesting and powerful day and has really challenged us with the way we are engaging with our obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi).  

Below are our personal reflections on the course and to that challenge:

Joanna’s response:

Keynote Address LIANZA 2010: Chris Szekely

Adressing the LIANZA conference in 2010 this is a personal reflection on the changing library and information needs of Maori. In the 1990's, the Te Ara Tika Project identified the key issues relating to Maori use and non-use of libraries. Chris considers how much progress has been made in addressing these issues, and the extent to which Maori are redefining their needs and expectations.


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