Improve your memory and impress your markers – Come to free study seminars


Free Study & Learning Seminars

Semester 2, 2016 (Just turn up; no booking’s needed )

(Attend only one session for each topic. You can take lunch during the seminar)


APA Referencing   Cite & reference information accurately

Friday 5 August 12.05 to 12.55 X202
Monday 22 August 12.05 to 12.55 X202
Tuesday 18 October 12.05 to 12.55 X202


Study & Time Management Achieve goals & a balanced life

Monday 8 August 12.05 to 12.55 X202
Wednesday 24 August 12.05 to 12.55 X202
Wednesday 12 October 12.05 to 12.55 X304


Total Recall     Improve your memory & learn effectively

Wednesday 10 August 12.05 to 12.55 X202
Monday 29 August 12.05 to 12.55 X202
Friday 28 October 12.05 to 12.55 X202


Academic Reading & Note Taking Understand & learn      


Thursday 18 August 12.05 to 12.55 X202
Tuesday 6 September 12.05 to 12.55 X202


Assignment Skills        Impress your markers

Friday 12 August 12.05 to 12.55 X202
Thursday 1 September 12.05 to 12.55 X202


Test & Exam Preparation    Get grades to be proud of  

Tuesday 16 August 12.05 to 12.55 X202
Tuesday 25 October 12.05 to 12.55 X202
Monday 31 October 12.05 to 12.55 X202

Why not make a year of it! Get your weekly reo Māori fix


If you want to continue to expand your knowledge of te reo Māori following Māori Language Week, then the Māori Language Commission has some handy resources for you.

They have produced a poster of 52 positive expressions in te reo Māori . Why not put it next to your computer to easily add positives in your daily emails and conversation.

On their website, hear the pronunciation for this week’s phrase which is Kei reira! – Right on!

If you want to add kupu or words around common everyday activities then download Kōrero Māori -Give it a go – Talking about food.

We also have a copy of Give it a go, kōrero Māori in our library. Find it in our Māori Collection at PL6465.Z5GIV.

So, keep on giving Māori language a go! Nō reira, ākina te reo


Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2016


Ka hihiri, ka wawana, ka ngahau hoki te wiki o te reo Māori 2016! Ka kite mai te motu o Aotearoa i te reo Māori kei ngā whare hākinakina, kei ngā papa tākaro, kei ngā pūrongo, kei te ipurangi hoki. Otirā ka rongo te motu ko te reo Māori tēnei mō ngā tāngata katoa o Aotearoa.

Hei te 4 – 10 o Hōngongoi tēnei hōtaka.

Ko te kaupapa i tēnei tau ko ākina te reo – behind you all the way ko te tautoko i te tangata mā te reo Māori, hei whakahihiko, hei hikihiki i ngā tāngata katoa – mā te reo Māori.

Whai ake i ngā mahi o tērā tau, Te Taura Whiri I te reo Māori 50 ngā rerenga kōrero Māori ngāwari, hei kōrero mā te hunga iti noa nei te reo.

E mau ai te mana o ngā rerenga kōrero ki tua atu i te wiki noa o te reo Māori, ka whakatairangatia anō ki ngā kaupapa hākinakina, tīmata ana i te whakataetae Ōrimipia me ētahi atu kaupapa hākinakina rongonui puta noa i te tau, ērā e hihiko ai te ngākau tangata ki te tautoko i ō tātou toa tākaro rongonui.

Hei ia tau ko Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori e ārahina ana e Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori, hei whakatairanga i te reo ki Aotearoa. Mā te whakatairanga i te reo taketake o Aotearoa, ka mārama te motu katoa ki tōna reo, ki te kōrero hoki i ngā rerenga ngāwari ia rā, ia wiki, ia marama hoki o te tau.

Ngā rauemi mō Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Māori Language Week 2016

Māori Language Week 2016 is going to be positive, relevant, energetic, fun and exciting! It will show New Zealand that there is a place for the Māori language in our stadiums, on our sports fields, in the news and the ever growing realm of social media. It will also show the country that te reo Māori is a language for all New Zealanders.

The campaign will run from July 4 – 10.

The theme for this year is ākina te reo – behind you all the way which is about using te reo Māori to support people, to inspire and to cheer on.

Continuing with last year’s approach, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori will develop 50 phrases in te reo Māori that are simple to use, even for those with little or no grasp of the language.

To ensure the phrases carry momentum, over and beyond the campaign week, they will hang them off sports events, starting with the Olympics and other popular sports codes and events that occur throughout the year, and that move our communities and the nation to rally behind our athletes.

Māori Language Week resources

To Emma Royal we say, tēnā rawa atu koe, (thanks heaps), for being our guest blogger and fabulous supporter of our activities in the Library during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.



Give te reo Māori a go


From 4 – 10 July we are celebrating Māori Language Week / Te wiki o te reo Māori.

Hope to see you in the Library, City Campus, Christchurch for the following events:

Rātu – Tuesday 5 July – 12-1pm – Free pihikete (biscuits)

pihiketeLearn how to add macrons to spell reo Māori correctly and eat a biscuit you have macronised.

Rāmere – Friday 8 July – 10.30am – 11.45am

storytellingBilingual storytelling and waiata session for our younger whānau members. Presented by Emma Royal, Learning Advisor