GUEST BLOG: Exposed 

Sally Thompson, National Library’s Services to Schools Team Leader in Christchurch and a Kākaho in the Whiria te Tāngata programme on professional and personal growth ahead of retirement. It’s been a while, a decade maybe, time to get back on the learning and development horse. This is me talking to myself, exposing myself whilst I… Read more »

Robyn Hakopa Te Reo Māori Award 2023

The recipent of this year’s award is someone who has been working in the library sector for quite some time, and currently works for her public library. Prior to her arrival, there was a small rōpū trying to improve Mātauraka Māori services for the libraries in their rohe, with small movements already made. But her… Read more »

Meri Mygind 2023 Award

Meri Mygind – wahine toa award. This wahine is the very definition of initiative, creativity, dedication and promotion of Māori services within libraries.  She is always coming up with ideas for encouraging engagement within the library and Te Ao Māori. She plans big and she often gives voice to others creativity and vision as well…. Read more »

Job Vacancy: Community Learning Specialist – Whakatane District Council

– Join a diverse and committed team– Full time position– Community focus Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role A great opportunity is available to join a high performing team responsible for delivering customer service to members of our community. This role also supports our Customer Engagement Assistants with information and digital literacy, delivering… Read more »

Job Vacancy: Learning and Outreach Specialist – Whakatane District Council

Ko wai mātau | About us The people at Whakatāne District Council love what we do because we do it for others, and that feels good. We work hard and we know it’s important to stop and play too. We’re on a learning journey because we know we can always do better, and we know… Read more »

GUEST BLOG: Leading with intentions

Des Morunga, a Community Services Librarian at South Waikato District Council, shares some of her initial learnings while participating in the Whiria te Tāngata programme. I recently returned to work after being on maternity leave and this opportunity presented itself at the right time.  First, it is a privilege to be successfully selected to the… Read more »

GUEST BLOG: The significance of mātauranga Māori as a corporate librarian

Tal Rogoff, pictured below, is a Kaitiaki o ngā pukapuka/ Information Consultant at WSP. She reflects on how being part of the Whiria te Tāngata programme has helped her grow; in more ways than one. Growing up Jewish, learning is closely associated with books and formal, didactic educational learning. There’s a reason we’re referred to… Read more »

Rangitihi marae, Matatā – Mātauranga Māori & Tukua workshop cancelled

Tēnā koutou Due to unforeseen circumstances, this professional development opportunity has been postponed for another date and location. Check out future developments here

Amazing development opportunity

*Applications now closed* Do you want to be part of an amazing opportunity to support the sustainability of the Aotearoa New Zealand library sector? Are you looking to grow your strategic leadership skills and have a passion for mātauranga Māori, workforce development, data research and collective impact? We are looking for 10 talented people with… Read more »

  • Pukapuka, books, libro, kitap

    Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā

    Kiaora kotou Te Ropu Whakahau – Te Wananga o Raukawa will be meeting with LIANZA / SLANZA (School libraries) and others and we thought to do a quick survey with those of you who are graduates of either the DipMIM, BMIM or Heke Puna Maumahara or Poutuarongo Puna Maumahara to help us respond to some… Read more »

  • Whāia te Māramatanga: Hui ā-tau 2021 *programme now available*

    E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha o Te Rōpū Whakahau, tēnā koutou. Click on links below for more information including the programme When: 18 – 20 November 2021 Where: Waimārama Marae, Hawkes Bay Theme: Whāia te Māramatanga Hui ā tau is the annual conference for Te Rōpū Whakahau. This event provides… Read more »

  • Free Professional Development Offering

    Rau rangatira mā, tēnā koutou, Te Rōpū Whakahau is thrilled to have been successful in receiving two of the eleven New Zealand Libraries Partnership Programme (NZLPP) Strategic Partnership Grants. The first grant will enable delivery of FREE professional development in Mātauranga Māori, te Ao Māori and Māori initiatives. To take advantage of this opportunity, click here

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    Whakahau Webinar Series

    Whānau led research project Speaker: Ria Wihapi Waikerepuru Wednesday 5 May 11am (NZST / UTC +12.00) 2021 Free Webinar link here The life-long collection of Te Reo Māori activist Te Huirangi Eruera Waikerepuru, was developed on a digital platform in 2018/19 by a whānau-led research project. Initiated under the Museum Studies Advanced Research Practicum, the… Read more »

  • Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā! Notice of AGM 2021

    E te iti, me te rahi tēnā koutou katoa He mhi nunui ki a koutou, nā koutou te mahi tika me te pono. Nō reira, ngā mihi ki a koutou katoa i roto i ngā āhuatanga o te wā. Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting for Te Rōpū Whakahau will be held on: Date:… Read more »

  • Webinar – How indigenous traditional knowledge created the Conceptual Framework for Ngā Upoko Tukutuku

    Tēnā koutou e te whānauThe Ngā Upoko Tukutuku Governing Group invite you to attend this webinar. Whina Te Whiu will provide an insight into how indigenous traditional knowledge created the Conceptual Framework for Ngā Upoko Tukutuku. Discussing the impact upon indigenous traditional knowledge in the digital world especially considering Indigenous Data Sovereignty.Please note the timezone… Read more »

  • 100 years of Alexander Turnbull Library (ATL 100) 1920 – 2020

    Watch “A Century of Wonder – An Alexander Turnbull Library mini documentary” The Alexander Turnbull Library began with the gift from Alexander Horsburgh Turnbull, who on his death in 1918 bequeathed his magnificent library to the nation. He had built a comprehensive collection relating to New Zealand and the Pacific, summed up in his own… Read more »

  • Vicki-Anne Heikell, Field Conservator Bronwyn Officer, Senior Conservator Sound

    He Hōnore Nui

    Te Rōpū Whakahau member, Vicki-Anne Heikell (Nō Te Whānau-a-Apanui) was recently made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to heritage preservation and Māori.  I am fortunate that I can do a job I love and work with iwi, hapū and whānau to tautoko the preservation of their photographs, their whānau… Read more »

  • Te Tohu Amorangi a Te Kawa Mataaho | The Public Service Commissioner’s Commendation for Frontline Excellence – Bella Tarawhiti

    Nei rā te mihi o Te Rōpū Whakahau ki a Whaea Bella, ko ia hoki te whakatinana o te wairua whakarato. Wehi nā Bella, me he tē! TeRōpū Whakahau extend their acknowledgements to Whaea Bella who is the embodiment of spirit of service. Awesome recognition Bella, like a boss! Bella has dedicated her working life… Read more »

  • He kāhui whakaahua –a constellation of carte de visite images

    Tēnā hoki rā tātou ngā mema me ngā kaitautoko o Te Rōpū Whakahau. My name is Sheena Tawera. I work as an Arrangement and Description Librarian at Alexander Turnbull Library (ATL)  in Wellington. I am very fortunate to be able to work with taonga held within the Alexander Turnbull Library’s unpublished collections. ATL  holds  a number of… Read more »