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Te Wa o Matariki

Media Release
11 June 2002

Te Wa o Matariki

Manukau City Council libraries will be celebrating Matariki Week from June 17 to 21 with a host of guest speakers and demonstrations throughout all libraries.

Events during the week include Maori carving and weaving demonstrations, Ta moko, storytellers, tree plantings and whakapapa tracing sessions.

“Matariki Week is the traditional way of celebrating the sharing of knowledge of the Maori world,” says Jock Walker, Maori Advisor – Manukau Libraries. “What we are trying to do is introduce to both children and adults the different elements of Matariki, and it’s role in contemporary Maori culture. Ultimately, the library is a starting point for anyone wanting to find out about Matariki Week, Maori culture or trying to trace their whakapapa. Celebrating Matariki Week in the libraries introduces people to the various Maori resources and services available to them at their local library.”

An art and writing competition is also held alongside Matariki Week, where children can submit entries in either Maori or English. Competition entry forms and a programme of events for Matariki Week are available at all branches of Manukau Libraries.

ENDS

Matariki Week Programme of events

City Centre
Monday 17th June, 10 am
* MIT Weaver
Wednesday 19th June, 10 am – 2 pm
* MIT Carver

Clendon
Monday 17th June, 10 am
* MIT Weaver
Tuesday 18th June, 4.30 pm
* Barbara Emery – Kowhaiwhai Art
Wednesday 19th June, 10 am
* MIT Carver
Thursday 20th June, 6.30 pm
* Riki Bennett – Rongoa
Friday 21st June, 10.30 am
* Rewi Spraggon – Storyteller

Highland Park
Tuesday 18th June, 10.30 am – 12 pm
* Alicia and Wiremu – Harakeke (Flax)
Wednesday 19th June, 4 pm
* Storyteller

Howick
Monday 17th June, 9.30 am – 11 am
* Alicia and Wiremu – Harakeke (Flax)
Monday 17th June, 1 pm – 2.30 pm
* Alicia and Wiremu – Jewellery
Wednesday 19th June, 10.30 am
* Taini Drummond – Storyteller

Mangere Bridge
Wednesday 19th June, 10.30 am
* Theresa Anaki – Rongoa
Friday 21st June, 10 am– 2 pm
* MIT Weaver

Mangere East
Monday 17th June, 3.45 pm
* Anne Candy – Storytime

Mangere Town Centre
Monday 17th June, 1 pm
* Jock Walker – Whakapapa Session
Wednesday 19th June, 10.30 am
* Storyteller
Thursday 20th June, 10 am – 2 pm
* MIT Weaver
Thursday 20th June, 4.pm
* Gabrielle Belz - Kowhaiwhai Drawing
Friday 21st June, 10.30 am
* No’oroa Te Hira – Cartoonist

Manurewa
Monday 17th June, 6.30 pm
* Riki Bennett – Rongoa
Tuesday 18th June, 10 am
MIT Carver
Thursday 20th June, 10 am
* Storyteller

Otara
Monday 17th June, 10.30 am
* Rangi McLean – Ta Moko
Tuesday 18th June, 10 am
* MIT Weaver
Wednesday 19th June, 10.30 am
* Gabrielle Belz – Kowhaiwhai Drawing
Thursday 20th June, 10.30 am
* Anne Candy – Storytime
Friday 21st June, 6 pm
*Jock Walker – Whakapapa Session

Pakuranga
Monday 17th June, 10 am – 2 pm
* MIT Carver
Wednesday 19th June, 10.30 am
* Anne Candy – Storyteller
Friday 21st June, 10.30 – 12.15 pm
* Alicia and Wiremu
Friday 21st June, 1.45 – 2.45 pm
* Alicia and Wiremu

Papatoetoe
Monday 17th June, 10.30 am
* Toi o Manukau Artist
Tuesday 18th June, 10 am – 2 pm
* MIT Carver
Wednesday 19th June, 10 am
* MIT Weaver
Thursday 20th June, 3.30 pm
*Anne Candy – Storytime

Tupu
Tuesday 18th June, 10.30 am
* Storyteller
Wednesday 19th June, 10.30 am
* No’oroa Te Hira – Cartoonist
Thursday 20th June, 10 am – 2 pm
* MIT Carver

Central Reference & Public Reading Room
Thursday 20th July, 6pm
* Jock Walker - Whakapapa Session

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