MON 10 SEP - SUN 16 SEP, 10AM - 5PM
FREE, ATRIUM AND HE TAONGA MAORI GALLERY, AUCKLAND MUSEUM

Kia ora! Haere mai ki Tāmaki Paenga Hira ki te whakanui i Te Wiki o te reo Māori! Auckland Museum is celebrating Māori Language Week! This year's theme is: Kia kaha te reo Māori- Let's make the Māori Language strong.

On Wednesday 12 September our very own Museum Waiata Group share Waiata Māori with performances in the Atrium at 11.30am and 1.30pm.

On Thursday 13 September come down to the Auckland CBD, join the parade and share your support for our national language in HĪKOIA TE KŌRERO "Walk the Talk" being hosted by Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori.

Then Saturday 15 September, we return to Auckland Museum where He Taonga Māori - our Māori Gallery, will reverberate with Te Reo through music and dance. Join us for a great line-up of performances with Te Whānau Āwhina (Clendon Park School), Kahurangi ki Uta (Papakura High School) and featuring one of Aotearoa's top recording artists, Ria Hall!

Our performers:

Ria Hall

Tauranga Moana, Te Whānau a Apanui, Ngāti Porou, Waikato, Ngāti Tuwharetoa

With the release of her debut self-titled EP, Ria Hall became a blazing female force on the NZ music scene. Winning multiple awards and critical acclaim, her sound fused furious hip-hop beats and richly layered vocals in English and Te Reo Māori, creating an epic soundscape that embraced and challenged multiple genres.

Ria creates music with an urban yet distinctive Māori flare. October 2017 saw the release of her highly anticipated concept album ‘Rules Of Engagement’, a work heavily based on the New Zealand Wars of the 1860’s, and in particular the Battle of Gate Pā which took place in her tribal home land of Tauranga Moana. In its first week of release, it debuted on The Official New Zealand Music Charts at #1. Featuring appearances and production from Tiki Taane, Kings, Laughton Kora, Mara TK and Electric Wire Hustle, the album showcases Ria’s incredible talent as a vocalist and lyricist.

Te Whānau Āwhina

Te Whānau Āwhina is a Māori Bilingual Unit, which was established in 2000, at Clendon Park School, Manurewa. The name Te Whānau Āwhina reflects the way our community and the school work closely together in partnership, to enhance Māori student achievement and engagement. Te Whānau Āwhina ensures that our tamariki are immersed in their Māoritanga and that they are provided with opportunities to achieve at their highest potential.

Kahurangi ki Uta

We welcome Kahurangi ki Uta, Papakura High School's own Kapa Haka. More information to come!

Saturday 15 September 2018

Time

Activity

Artists

Venue

1000

Guests arrive

 

Māori Gallery

1030

 

 

 

MC Intro

Opening

Karakia

Hīmene

 

MC James Hamiora

Matua Bobby Newson

 

Māori Gallery

1130

Kapa Haka

Te Whānau Āwhina- Clendon Park School

Māori Gallery

1200

Kapa Haka

Kahurangi ki Uta- Papakura High School

Māori Gallery

1245

SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCE

Ria Hall

Māori Gallery

1330

Closing Prayer

 

MC James Hamiora

Matua Bobby Newson

 

Māori Gallery

Gallery