April 2020

Ryan Bodman

Rugby League: a New Zealand history

Cancelled

Wednesday 1 April 2020, 12:10pm to 1pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.

In this talk, historian Ryan Bodman will explore the value of social media as a 21st century history-research tool.

Part of: Public History Talk — 2020

Pasifika spectacular.

Malaga fa’atasi — journey together

Cancelled

Thursday 2 April 2020, 8:30am to 3:15pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.

Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia Orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī,Talofa lava and warm Pacific greetings to you all. Join our youth fono for Pacific students — Year 11-13, in the Wellington region. Celebrate Pacific stories with peers and role models.

Part of: Pasifika Spectacular

Carved Māori waka on beach with water and waka in background

Teaching Te Tiriti / The Treaty — primary (Hamilton)

Cancelled

Friday 3 April 2020, 9:30am to 11:30am

Rototuna High Schools Library

Share experiences of, and ideas about, engaging students in Te Tiriti o Waitangi related learning. Discover valuable, audiovisual, digital, and print resources to support you in teaching Treaty-related topics.

Part of: Teaching Te Tiriti / The Treaty

Carved Māori waka on beach with water and waka in background

Teaching Te Tiriti / The Treaty — secondary (Hamilton)

Cancelled

Friday 3 April 2020, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Rototuna High Schools Library

Share experiences of, and ideas about, engaging students in Te Tiriti o Waitangi related learning. Discover valuable, audiovisual, digital, and print resources to support you in teaching Treaty-related topics.

Part of: Teaching Te Tiriti / The Treaty

Poet's night out poster, all info on poster is on the webpage.

Poets’ night out

Cancelled

Saturday 4 April 2020, 7:30am to 8:30pm

Havelock North Function Centre

Join us for a great night out with New Zealand Poet Laureate David Eggleton, together with poets Michael O'Leary, Jenny Powell, Kay McKenzie Cooke, and Marty Smith. Be moved by the raw experience of poetry read aloud.

Part of: NZ Poet Laureate — David Eggleton

Amaury da Cunha

An evening with Amaury da Cunha

Cancelled

Tuesday 7 April 2020, 5:30pm to 7pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Hear Amaury da Cunha, the 2020 French Writer-in-Residence at Randell Cottage in Thorndon, Wellington talk about his current writing project, past publications and wide range of research interests.

Cover of Solid Air Anthology

‘Solid Air Anthology’ — spoken word showcase: Wellington launch

Cancelled

Thursday 9 April 2020, 5:30pm to 7pm

Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.

Come and celebrate the launch of the groundbreaking ‘Solid Air: Australia & New Zealand Spoken Word anthology’. Featuring Jordan Hamel, Te Kahu Rolleston, Tayi Tibble, Ben Brown, Anahera Gildea as well as guests from Australia Laniyuk and Laura Jean McKay.

Part of: Pūkana

Woman in white coat moving the arm of a record player to start a record playing.

The essentials of oral history research, Day 1: Introduction to oral history — Wellington

Cancelled

Saturday 18 April 2020, 8:45am to 4:30pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

The Alexander Turnbull Library is offering our popular introductory oral history workshops. This two-day workshop is for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects.

Part of: Essentials of oral history research — Wellington

Black and white photo of five women looking over their shoulders at the camera.

(No) Food in the Archives?

Cancelled

Tuesday 21 April 2020, 12:10pm to 1pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

An exploration of recipes in the Turnbull Library’s collections. This talk will provide an overview of the types of recipes and food collections at the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Part of: Connecting to collections

People practising mau raukau.

Mau Rakau workshop and Pūkana whānau tour — Session 1

Cancelled

Friday 24 April 2020, 9am to 11am

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Be inspired by a tour through the ‘Pūkana: moments in Māori performance’ exhibition, then join in a mau rākau (Māori martial art) workshop learning about Māori weaponry and combat stances.

Part of: School holiday programme — April 2020

People practising mau raukau.

Mau Rakau workshop and Pūkana whānau tour — Session 2

Cancelled

Friday 24 April 2020, 11am to 1pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Be inspired by a tour through the ‘Pūkana: moments in Māori performance’ exhibition, then join in a mau rākau (Māori martial art) workshop learning about Māori weaponry and combat stances.

Part of: School holiday programme — April 2020

Signatures on the Te Tiriti ki Raukawa Moana, Cook Strait (Henry Williams) sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Te hainatanga o Te Tiriti o Waitangi ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara — The signing of the Treaty of Waitangi at Wellington

Cancelled

Wednesday 29 April 2020

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

Come and hear Kura Moeahu of Taranaki Whanui discuss the people and circumstances involved in the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in Wellington on the 29th of April, 1840.

Black and white photo of 5 men and one woman in formal dress sitting with their instruments, which include a piano, drum and banjo.

There’s jazz in New Zealand! Tales of researching New Zealand jazz

Cancelled

Wednesday 29 April 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Programme Rooms, National Library Wellington

April is Jazz Appreciation Month and April 30 is International Jazz Day! We invite you to come and appreciate New Zealand jazz by joining jazz historian Dr Aleisha Ward and jazz researcher Dr Nick Tipping as they regale you with tales of their adventures researching New Zealand jazz.