October 2019

Woven waka Sail

Your dream for Aotearoa

Tuesday 1 October 2019, 10am to 10:30am

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Bring the tamariki for a family-friendly tour of the exhibition He Tohu. Stay for a crafty workshop about identity, culture and dreams and let’s create an artwork together to express ourselves!

Part of: School holiday programme — Oct 2019

Pūkana exhibtion wall

Pūkana whānau tour

Wednesday 2 October 2019, 10am to 10:20am

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Bring the tamariki for a family-friendly tour of the exhibition ‘Pūkana: moments in Maori performance’. All ages with supervising adult welcome. Tour is 20 minutes.

Part of: School holiday programme — Oct 2019

Protest Signs

Wairoa meat workers and the campaign to save their union: an oral history

Wednesday 2 October 2019, 12:10pm to 1pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Since 2010, Wairoa has been at the centre of a bitter and protracted industrial dispute. Historian Ross Webb talks about the campaign by meat workers to save their union, the sacrifices involved, and the legacy of three successive lockouts on workers.

Part of: Public history talk

Cushion with the word Aroha on it and 6 poi.

Poi E! Make your own poi

Thursday 3 October 2019, 10am to 10:20am

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Be inspired by a tour through the ‘Pūkana: moments in Māori performance’ exhibition and make your own poi to take home. Watch kapa haka tutor Moana Ormsby demonstrate poi and learn how to swirl them.

Tuvalu Language Week 2019.

Tuvalu language week — lunchtime talk and performance

Thursday 3 October 2019, 12pm to 1pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Introducing Manuila Tausi who will speak about Tuvaluan language, culture and history. A children’s performance will follow the talk.

Part of: 2019 Pacific language weeks

Fijian Flag with the UK flag in the left corner

Fiji language week — Flag raising event

Monday 7 October 2019, 9:30am to 9:45am

National Library Podium, corner of Molesworth and Aitken streets, Wellington

Ni sa bula Vinaka. Join DIA pacific staff to raise our 5th Pacific Island flag to celebrate Fiji language week beginning Sunday 6 October to Saturday 12 October. Macawa ni vosa vakaviti.

Te Wehenga carving at National Library.

Your dream for Aotearoa

Tuesday 8 October 2019, 10am to 12pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Bring the tamariki for a family-friendly tour of the exhibition He Tohu. Stay for a crafty workshop about identity, culture and dreams and let’s create an artwork together to express ourselves!

Fijian Flag with the UK flag in the left corner

“The focus: ‘Language as a marker for Identity’ and The impact of Indigenous Language and Ethnicity Data Classification/Data Coding” panel discussion

Tuesday 8 October 2019, 12pm to 1:30pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Bula Vinaka! Join us and five panelists plus Sai Lealea to discuss the Deed of Cession 1874 UK/Fiji and Fiji Independence 1970-1974.

Drawings by Sydney Parkinson

James Cook and the art of exploration

Tuesday 8 October 2019, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Graeme Lay, historian and author of six books relating to the life of Capt James Cook, will talk about the artworks that resulted from Cook’s voyages, paintings and drawings of artists such as Sydney Parkinson, Tupaia, William Hodges and John Webber.

Part of: Friends of the Turnbull Library Public Programme — 2019

Pūkana Whanau Tour 2

Pūkana whānau tour

Wednesday 9 October 2019, 10am to 10:20am

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Bring the tamariki for a family-friendly tour of the exhibition ‘Pūkana: moments in Maori performance’. All ages with supervising adult welcome. Tour is 20 minutes.

Part of: School holiday programme — Oct 2019

Panorama of Wellington including Wellington harbour from the air.

Flying high: the photography of Lloyd Homer

Thursday 10 October 2019, 12:10pm to 1pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Hear Simon Nathan talk about his book 'Flying high: the photography of Lloyd Homer'. For this illustrated talk, Simon has chosen a selection of his favorite images from the book (with some extra images around Wellington as a bonus).

Part of: Authors' talk

Ariana Tikao

Taonga pūoro workshop – Make your own Māori wind instrument

Thursday 10 October 2019, 10pm to 12pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Bring the tamariki for a family-friendly tour of the exhibition ‘Pūkana: moments in Māori performance’ at 10am. Then stay for a workshop about Māori wind instruments and make your own instrument from 10.30 to 12pm.

Part of: School holiday programme — Oct 2019

Hart Badge — HART 1973

The Halt All Racist Tours movement at 50: the power of protest

Saturday 12 October 2019, 9:30am to 1:30pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

50 years on from the formation of the Halt All Racist Tours movement (HART), join prominent New Zealand activists for a discussion on the importance and future of protest and dissent.

Two hands holding a world.

Latin American music: modernisation, migrations and mythologies

Tuesday 15 October 2019, 6pm to 7pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Associate Professor Leonel Alvarado will talk about how for centuries, Latin American music has been moving bodies on dance floors across oceans, city limits, borders and walls.

Part of: Our changing world

Dean Parker:Two Tickers to Barbarism, 17 Oct 5:30pm, The Auditorium National Library of New Zealand

Two tickets to Barbarism

Thursday 17 October 2019, 6pm to 7pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Hear Dean Parker talk about growing up in Napier, learning from Trotskyists and Irish republicans in London, joining the Socialist Unity Party in New Zealand, the NZ Writers’ Guild, its affiliation to the Federation of Labour, the politics of writing and the writing of politics.

Shows elegantly dress woman holding a cup of tea inside a red triangular frame, with a pagoda behind her. On either side are pictures of tea plants in flower, insets of scenes in India, China and Ceylon, and of medals won at the New Zealand Exhibition of 1882.

Golden glad rags morning tea

Friday 18 October 2019, 10am to 11:30am

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

It’s Seniors Week so get your glad rags on and join us for devonshire tea, scintillating conversation with our Kaiarahi (National Library staff) and a special highlights tour of the exhibitions of the National Library.

Tina Cross and Chris Doy holding up the winning trophy.

In conversation with Tina Cross and Carl Doy

Friday 18 October 2019, 12:10pm to 1pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Tina Cross and Carl Doy in conversation with Paul Diamond before their evening performance, marking the 40th anniversary of their win at the Pacific Song Contest, with ‘Nothing But Dreams’.

Part of: Pūkana

Tina Cross and Carl Doy.

Tina Cross: Nothing but Dreams

Friday 18 October 2019, 7pm to 9pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Tina Cross and Carl Doy reunite to celebrate a part of pop culture history — 'Nothing But Dreams' and their 1979 Pacific Song Contest victory. The glamorous Lady Killer and Piano By Candlelight star are set to take you on an unforgettable musical journey.

Part of: Pūkana

Eirlys Hunter.

Reality vs fantasy in children’s fiction

Tuesday 22 October 2019, 5:30pm to 7pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

There is every sort of world to be found in junior fiction, from Narnia to Hogwarts. Eirlys Hunter will look at some of the worlds of children’s literature and consider what these different settings and ways of being offer their young readers.

Dame Fiona Kidman

Finders keepers: the making of a collection

Wednesday 23 October 2019, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Dame Fiona Kidman literary star and much-loved author of award-winning novels has been using Turnbull resources for nearly fifty years. Now her collection has been accepted into the Turnbull. Fiona will talk about some of the material she has accumulated.

Part of: Friends of the Turnbull Library Public Programme — 2019

Bach with curved walls, white plaster and a brilliant blue sky.

Researching buildings, architects and architecture

Tuesday 29 October 2019, 12:10pm to 1pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Librarians Fiona Gray and Hannah Benbow will discuss using the Library’s collections to research New Zealand buildings, architects and architecture. Along the way, they’ll share the stories behind some of their favourite buildings.

Part of: Connecting to collections

He Whakaputanga

Rahui Papa: Tainui and He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tirani

Tuesday 29 October 2019, 1:10pm to 2pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Rahui Papa discusses the 1839 signing of He Whakaputanga by Te Wherowhero of Tainui.

Tokelau Flag

Tokelau language week — flag raising event

Thursday 31 October 2019, 9:30am to 9:45am

National Library Podium, corner of Molesworth and Aitken streets, Wellington

Join Department of Internal Affairs Pacific staff to raise our 7th and last Pacific Island flag to celebrate Tokelau language week beginning Sunday 27 October to Saturday 2 November 2019. Te vaiaho o te gagana Tokelau.

Part of: 2019 Pacific language weeks

Richard Mc Intosh

Special focus tour: He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tirani — Declaration of Independence of New Zealand

Thursday 31 October 2019, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Richard McIntosh delivers a tour focussing on the circumstances, actors and events surrounding the signing of He Whakaputanga.