Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Matariki celebrations at Hastings District Libraries


Matariki celebrations at Hastings District Libraries


Hastings District Libraries will be celebrating Matariki with a range of events and pakiwaitara this month.

Thompson Hokianga, tohunga whakairo, will speak at the Flaxmere Community Centre & Library on Friday 20th June at 10am and the Hastings War Memorial Library on Wednesday 25th June at 10am.

Mr Hokianga, from Bridge Pa, helped coordinate the team of carvers that created the works that makeup Nga Pou o Heretaunga, which now stand proudly in Hastings Civic Square. He will speak about his experience of creating taonga whakairo and in particular, the carving of Rahunga i Te Rangi, an ancestor connected to Mangaroa Marae.

Hastings District Councillor Henare O’Keefe says Matariki is a time to celebrate new beginnings, new skills, whakapapa and whanau.

“Kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face) appointments will be available for people to learn about kaupapa Maori based resources in Hastings Library – Maori maps, Maori Land Court information, Iwi net and Fundview and Breakout databases.”

If you need help in accessing these invaluable resources, contact Moana Munro, Kaitiakipukapuka Maori at the Hastings Library – 8715180 to make an appointment.

Library staff will also be hosting pakiwaitara (storytimes) and star making activities for children and families based on the Matariki story.

For further details on the libraries Matariki events see www.hastingslibrary.co.nz

KAUPAPA: MATARIKI O NGA POU – Whanau Picnic
Where: Civic Square
When: Saturday 26th July 2014
A celebration is to be held during Matariki, to mark the first anniversary of the unveiling of the Pou in Civic Square.
The celebration begins at 11am with a speech from each of the carvers. That will be followed by a Whanau picnic where everyone is invited to bring food to share with others.
Senior Kapa Haka Roopu with perform and Whanau are invited to spend time with each other around the pou.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

#SaveCampbellLive : Mediaworks Delivered 104,000 Petition Signatures At TV3's Newton HQ
#PonyTailGate #TailGate Full Coverage

Pukeahu Park : ANZAC 100th Anniversary Dawn Service In Pictures

Roughly 18,000 people gathered this morning at Pukeahu Memorial Park for the Anzac day centenary. Anticipating the large turnout, patrons arrived as early as 4.30. It was virtually impossible to get near the Memorial after 5am. By 6, the crowds on Taranaki Street had stretched as far back as the Z Petrol station.

The screens erected around the park displayed the live events to those who had turned up. The heat generated by the huge number of people caused many to take a turn. Medics and ambulances were on hand for the fainting crowd members. Only twenty minutes into the ceremony, one medic said they had already dealt with 15 to 20 spells. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

War: What’s To Commemorate?

Gordon Campbell in Werewolf: Is there anything that can be validly commemorated on this 100th anniversary of Gallipoli? Beyond, that is, a fleeting sense of empathy with the thousands of soldiers killed or wounded on April 25 1915 and in the months thereafter, until the whole thing was finally called off in December 1915. More>>

MORE IN WEREWOLF:

ALSO:

Peter Ellis Case: Minister Declines Request For Commission Of Inquiry

Justice Minister Amy Adams has declined a request from supporters of Peter Ellis for a Commission of Inquiry on the basis that an inquiry cannot be used to determine the liability of any person. More>>

Quakes: New Process For Red Zone Crown Offers

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee has announced a process to give everyone a say on the Crown offers to owners of vacant, commercial/industrial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Battle Obama Is Waging Over The TPP

For the past two and a half years, this column has been arguing that the fate of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal will hinge on whether US President Barack Obama can win Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) from Congress... Last week, the White House finally, finally unveiled a draft TPA Bill. More>>

ALSO:

Greens: Govt Breaks Free Doctors Visit Promise To Kids

Documents obtained by the Green Party show that the Government decided to fund only 90 percent of doctors’ visits for children suffering from an injury in an attempt trim the cost of the so-called “free” visits. More>>

ALSO:

Other Wars: Extension Of NZDF Commitment In Afghanistan

The New Zealand Defence Force’s commitment of mentors and support staff to the Afghan National Army Officer Academy in Afghanistan has been extended out to December 2016, Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

PM's Press Conference: Auckland Property Prices Increasing "Too Rapidly"

John Key accepted that Auckland property prices 'are going up too rapidly” in a press conference held today in Wellington, however he said that this is not anything new. More>>

ALSO:

Press Conference: ANZAC PMs Concerned About ISIL Bringing The War Home

Prime Minister Key and Prime Minister Abbott spoke of the bond formed between Australia and New Zealand in the “baptism of fire” of Gallipoli. Abbott stated that New Zealand and Australia’s values and interests are linked, and this is reflected in the joint operation in Iraq which will begin shortly. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS News AlertsNews Alerts
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news