Morena! Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) starts today and we encourage you to get amongst it. And of course our other recommended events.
You can join the Māori Language Week Parade starting at 11:00am from the Cenotaph to Te Ngākau Civic Square. Join te reo Māori speakers and supporters for a parade to promote and celebrate our indigenous language. Visit tetaurawhiri.govt.nz for more information.
All this week the Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt is celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. You can drop in to the family lounge, The Hive, from 10:00am to 5:00pm for puzzles, stories, crafts and activities to explore and celebrate Te Reo Māori.
Which walls will fall next? It’s a free gig, and may be full, but if you have time from 11:30am to 6:00pm today, turn up and talk your way into Falling Walls Lab New Zealand. It’s organised by Royal Society Te Apārangi, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, at 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, and will feature 16 New Zealand-based and three Fiji-based participants sharing ground-breaking ideas in three-minute talks on their research projects, business models or social initiatives in front of the Falling Walls Lab New Zealand Jury. Falling Walls Labs is inspired by the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989; events are held at locations across the globe and the winners from each Lab are invited to the Falling Walls Lab finale in Berlin on 8 November 2018.
The Next Page 1 is an opportunity to hear a fresh mix of prose and poetry by the current cohort of writers in the Master of Arts in Creative Writing Programme at Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters. It’s part of the free weekly Writers on Mondays series , from 12.15pm to 1.15pm at Te Papa Marae, Level 4, Te Papa. Discover Alie Benge, Cassandra Barnett, Jake Brown, Caiomhe McKeogh, Glenda Lewis, Michelle Rahurahu Scott, Susanne Jungersen, James Pasley, Catherine Russ and Max Olijnyk, introduced by Chris Price.
For over 50 years Wellingtonians have been protesting the advance of their urban motorway through the central city to the airport, pitting urbanites against suburbanites, modernisers against heritage adherents, and motorists against environmentalists. In Four Lanes to the Planes? Yeah Right, the latest of the NZIA City Talks, historian and author Ben Schrader looks at how Wellingtonians have been ambivalent about their motorways. His free talk starts at 6:00pm at City Gallery, Civic Square, in partnership with the NZ Institute of Architects Wellington Branch.