Upcoming events

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The essentials of oral history research, Day 2: Recording seriously — Auckland

Saturday 4 September 2021, 8:45am to 4:30pm

Archives New Zealand, Auckland

An introduction to oral history methodology for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects. This is a two day course, with one month between days.

Part of: Oral history workshops — 2021

Group photo of people in kapa haka group with large drawing of a Māori myth in the background.

Hurō! Te wiki o te reo Māori!

Tuesday 14 September 2021, 12:10pm to 1pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Celebrate Te Wiki o te reo Māori with kapa haka performed by the Department of Internal Affairs and the Accident Compensation Corporation kapa haka groups.

Part of: Mahuru Māori

Group photo of people in kapa haka group with large drawing of a Māori myth in the background.

Hurō! Te wiki o te reo Māori!

Thursday 16 September 2021 to Tuesday 14 September 2021

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Celebrate Te Wiki o te reo Māori with kapa haka performed by the Department of Internal Affairs and the Accident Compensation Corporation kapa haka groups.

Part of: Mahuru Māori

Māori man moving with a taiaha | long wooden weapon.

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori whānau day

Saturday 18 September 2021, 10am to 1pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Kia kaha te reo Māori! Join us to celebrate and strengthen te reo Māori with bilingual tours of He Tohu, workshops, storytelling and much more.

Part of: Mahuru Māori

Suffrage petition signatures.

A (brief) history of suffrage: He Tohu tour

Monday 20 September 2021, 10am to 10:30am

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

19th September marks the day that women in Aotearoa New Zealand gained the right to vote. Join us to commemorate this momentous occasion with a tour of He Tohu.

Selection of books, letter, photo and papers from the Wilcox family collection.

Connecting to the collections

Tuesday 21 September 2021, 12:10pm to 1pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Want to know more about the collections and services of the Alexander Turnbull Library and National Library of New Zealand? Keen to learn how you can connect to the collections and use them in your research or publication? Then these talks are for you. Connecting to Collections talks are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (February to November)

Conservator talking to woman about a family treasure.

National Preservation Office Conservation Clinic

Tuesday 21 September 2021, 1pm to 2pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Do you want to learn more about looking after your precious family taonga? Join Vicki-Anne Heikell MNZM from the Alexander Turnbull Library to learn more about the preservation of your treasured items-from physical books and papers to digital materials.

Father and child's legs and sock-covered feet sticking out from chair behind large red 'Mother Goose' book cover as they sit in a chair with bookshelves in the background

Strengthen school-wide, family, and community reading connections — New Plymouth

New rescheduled date

Wednesday 22 September 2021, 9am to 2:30pm

Plymouth International Hotel, New Plymouth

Learn new ways to build a school-wide reading culture by collaborating with your wider community. Explore strategies and ideas for establishing whānau and community partnerships and creating whole school reading initiatives.

Part of: Open the Book 2021

Book cover. Te whare tāre Katherine Mansfield, translated by Karena Kelly.

Te Whare Tāre

Wednesday 22 September 2021, 12:10pm to 1pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Join us for a reading of Katherine Mansfield’s ‘The Doll’s House’ in te reo Māori. Karena Kelly will discuss her translation of this classic short story.

Part of: Mahuru Māori

People in the Mīharo Wonder exhibition.

Tea and tours

Thursday 23 September 2021, 10am to 12pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Join our Ako (Learning team) for tea and scones, watch a short film compilation by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and take a tour of the exhibitions He Tohu, Mīharo Wonder, and Tohe | Protest.

Part of: Mīharo Wonder: 100 Years of the Alexander Turnbull Library 

Painting green background, woman in profile with words tapu and a spiral in red on her black dress.

Tapu: Mareikura/Goddess

Saturday 25 September 2021, 10am to 2pm

Taiwhanga Kauhau — Auditorium, National Library Wellington

Come with us on a journey into the stories of atua wāhine through the lens of modern challenges faced by women.

Person dressed as a red feathered bird flapping their wings.

Taki Rua: Pourakahua

Wednesday 29 September 2021, 12:10pm to 1pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Join Taki Rua Productions in the finale of their te reo Māori season of Pourakahua, a cross between human and bird, on a journey of self-discovery as they fly across the stunning landscapes of Aotearoa to find their true home.

Part of: Mahuru Māori

Three Asian women listening to records on a record player.

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

Saturday 16 October 2021, 8:45am to 4:30pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

An introduction to oral history methodology for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects. This is a two day course, with one month between days.

Part of: Oral history workshops — 2021

Selection of books, letter, photo and papers from the Wilcox family collection.

Connecting to the collections

Tuesday 19 October 2021, 12:10pm to 1pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Want to know more about the collections and services of the Alexander Turnbull Library and National Library of New Zealand? Keen to learn how you can connect to the collections and use them in your research or publication? Then these talks are for you. Connecting to Collections talks are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (February to November)

Conservator talking to woman about a family treasure.

National Preservation Office Conservation Clinic

Tuesday 19 October 2021, 1pm to 2pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Do you want to learn more about looking after your precious family taonga? Join Vicki-Anne Heikell MNZM from the Alexander Turnbull Library to learn more about the preservation of your treasured items-from physical books and papers to digital materials.

Selection of books, letter, photo and papers from the Wilcox family collection.

Connecting to the collections

Tuesday 16 November 2021, 12:10pm to 1pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Want to know more about the collections and services of the Alexander Turnbull Library and National Library of New Zealand? Keen to learn how you can connect to the collections and use them in your research or publication? Then these talks are for you. Connecting to Collections talks are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (February to November)

Conservator talking to woman about a family treasure.

National Preservation Office Conservation Clinic

Tuesday 16 November 2021, 1pm to 2pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Do you want to learn more about looking after your precious family taonga? Join Vicki-Anne Heikell MNZM from the Alexander Turnbull Library to learn more about the preservation of your treasured items-from physical books and papers to digital materials.

Three Asian women listening to records on a record player.

The essentials of oral history research, Day 2: Recording seriously — Wellington

Saturday 20 November 2021, 8:45am to 4:30pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

An introduction to oral history methodology for people considering using oral history in their work, community or personal projects. This is a two day course, with one month between days.

Part of: Oral history workshops — 2021

Three Asian women listening to records on a record player.

Abstracting oral history — day one

Saturday 4 December 2021, 8:45am to 1pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Increase your oral history repertoire and join us to practice the comprehension and editing skills needed to compile a reliable and usable abstract. This is a two half-day course and attendance at both days is required.

Part of: Oral history workshops — 2021

Three Asian women listening to records on a record player.

Abstracting oral history — day two

Sunday 5 December 2021, 8:45am to 1pm

Te Ahumairangi, National Library Wellington

Increase your oral history repertoire and join us to practice the comprehension and editing skills needed to compile a reliable and usable abstract. This is a two half-day course and attendance at both days is required.

Part of: Oral history workshops — 2021