Te wiki o te reo Māori – 27 July – 2 August


The kaupapa for Māori Language Week or Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2015 is Whāngaihia te reo Māori ki ngā mātua’ which is about supporting parents to bring their children up with te reo Māori at home.

Download some great posters from Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori and practise a few kupu each week.

Check out your pukapuka in Māori

self check machine in Maori

We have set up one of our Self Check machines in te reo Māori. Have a go at issuing your items in Māori today!

Learn waiata and practise your Māori pronunciation skills

Te Taura Whiri also has some great audio resources to practise your kupu or words.

Find simple waiata with MP3 files  on Te Taura Whiri’s website, to add to your song repertoire or you could practise our national anthem i te reo Māori from Maorilanguage.net

In the Learning Resource Centre for Māori Language Week

In the Library, Tuesday 28th July, at lunchtime, come in and try a yummy pihikete to understand the difference a macron makes and learn how to add the Māori keyboard so you can easily type macrons when you need to. e.g. every time you type the word Māori.

macron biscuits

Resources on Māori language revitalisation at CPIT

Hinton (2013) Bringing our languages home

This is a book about language revitalisation for families and includes the  language story of Hana O’Regan in Chapter 6 amongst those of Scottish Gaelic, Irish, Mohawk and Karnuk families from around the world endeavouring to bring their languages home.

Hoskins (2012) Language and community in Te Kaharoa Volume 5, No.1.

Find this article by CPIT Manager of Te Pūna Wānaka, Hemi Hoskins, in Te Kaharoa : the ejournal on indigenous Pacific issues about building collaboration in language revitalisation work.

O’Regan (2012) Igniting the spark: How to achieve collective ownership of a tribal language revitalisation strategy in Te Kaharoa Volume 5, No.1.

This is an article by CPIT Director of Student Services, Hana O’Regan about the Kai Tahu language revitalisation stategy called Kotahi Mano Kāika, Kotahi Mano Wawata – A thousand homes, a thousand dreams now in its 15th year since its inception.

Winitana (2011) My language, my inspiration

This book details the concerted efforts of Māori to ensure the survival of the Māori language.

See our Māori Language Subject Guide for more reo Māori resources at CPIT and watch this space to be in to win in our Māori Language Week competition – 4pik1kupu

Stress and mindfulness – taking charge

It’s that time of year, when assignment deadlines are looming, exams are uppermost in our minds, and to top it all off winter has arrived and it is sometimes hard to appreciate the beauty of the days when they seem so cold and short.

In the Library we have a variety of resources to help you cope with stress, time management and practice mindfulness. How to deal with StressStress Management and Prevention : Applications to Daily Life Mindfulness,Pocketbook: Little Exercises for a Calmer LifeOverworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative. If you prefer to watch a video, Lynda.com has several on managing stress: Managing Stress, Managing Your Time, Overcoming Procrastination, and Improving Your Memory may be good places to start.

You may have noticed the All Right? Wellbeing Campaign – Healthy Christchurch which has been promoted in Christchurch since the earthquake, it’s a social marketing campaign designed to help us think about our mental health and wellbeing. The All Right team have recently launched an app created to give you daily wellbeing mini-missions that will help you feel good – get Appy.

Wanting some time out? How about sitting down and doing some colouring in, here in the Library. Colouring books for adults are a growing trend, and CPIT Student Services have made available an array of colouring in designs and pencils for you to use.  There is a crossover with mindfulness activities where the brain is engaged just enough to stop it whirring, but not so much that the concentration is tiring. So take a break, be mindful, and know that colouring in is good in assisting with relaxation as well as being jolly good fun!

colouring station (2)