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Bilingual reading at Henderson

Media Release
12 August 2004

Bilingual reading at Henderson

Students of Henderson and Nga Kakano Christian reo e rua kura hua schools were treated to a double delight after a visit to Henderson library for a bilingual book reading yesterday, as part of National Library Week.

Robyn Campton, library assistant, read Oh hogwash sweetpea to the group, followed by Veronica Allen, a local teacher, reading the same version in Maori, entitled Tekiteroa, Kei Hea O Hu.

The event was held simultaneously at 10:45am nationwide by guest readers such as Philippa Boyens, scriptwriter for Lord of the Rings, who read in Wellington.

As well as readings at libraries throughout the week, there is the opportunity to win a laptop computer, sponsored by Thomson Gale. The eResources page under libraries at has more information.

Libraries Aotearoa-Your Window to the Wide World runs from 9-15 August and has a uniquely New Zealand theme promoting the role of libraries in communities and organisations. More information about Library Week is available at

Waitakere Libraries offer a range of multicultural services including an international languages collection, international newspapers, magazines, tapes, videos and study materials such as dictionaries in many languages.


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