|Tuesday, 20 July 1999|
Maori resources online
As part of Maori Language Week 24-31 July, Canterbury Public Library is encouraging customers to visit the Maori Resources page on their web site.
The page provides an easy way to access Maori electronic resources and covers a wide range of subjects including Hauora (health), Matauranga (education), Waiata (music) and Mahi Toi (art). It also provides links to other sites of interest and publications such as Maori dictionaries and the Treaty of Waitangi.
"The Maori Resources page helps the library honour its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi," said Haneta Pierce, Maori Resources Librarian. "It enables us to strengthen our bi-lingual resources and improve services to Maori customers."
The Maori Resources page (Ara Ipurangi Mo te Iwi Maori) can be accessed through the free Internet facilities available at all libraries. It can also be accessed from the Canterbury Public Library home page at http://library.christchurch.org.nz/resources/maori or by clicking on Maori Resources under 'Explore'.
To celebrate Maori Language Week, the Central Library has organised a lunchtime programme of events in the Nga Taonga Maori Collection on the first floor.
Monday 26 July 12.00-1.30pm - Rockart workshop
Tuesday 27 July 12.00-1.30pm - Kapa Haka performance (song and dance)
Wednesday 28 July 12.00-1.30pm - Te Ataarangi workshop (language workshop)
Thursday 29 July 12.00-1.30pm - Nehera Korero (ancient stories)
On Friday 30 July, one of New Zealand's most distinguished poets Hone Tuwhare will make a guest appearance from 1-2pm.
For more information, please contact:
Haneta Pierce, Maori Resources Librarian, Canterbury Public Library, 941 7923
Sasha Bowers, Promotions & Publications Co-ordinator, Canterbury Public Library, 941 7923