[lg policy] New Zealand: Te Waka Reo National Language Policy Newsletter

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Sun Apr 22 16:57:58 UTC 2012

News & Issues
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I Am Deaf – Let’s Talk
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Each May, Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand organises NZSL Week – a
celebration of one of the country’s official languages, New Zealand
Sign Language (NZSL).

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Register your events for Samoan Language Week 2012
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Samoan Language Week will take place from Sunday 27 May to Saturday 2
June, starting with launch events in Auckland, Wellington and
Christchurch and Samoan Independence Day commemorations planned for
the weekend of 2-3 June (Queen’s Birthday weekend).

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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori – 23-29 July
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Arohatia te Reo is the theme for Māori Language Week 2012. Arohatia te
Reo means to cherish the language and this year it is intended to
encourage all people to demonstrate their love and regard for the

Cherishing Pacific languages
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

A recent forum saw collective commitment to the value of Pacific
languages. The forum, on 27 March, was attended by over 140 people.

Urgent hearing of the Kōhanga Reo National Trust claim
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

The Waitangi Tribunal held hearings in March for the Kōhanga Reo
National Trust’s claim against the Ministry of Education.

Talking to babies in te reo
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

The NZ Herald reports a new study has found that 16 per cent of
mothers and 12 per cent of fathers spoke at least some Māori language
to their babies.

Sharing feedback on draft Pacific Languages Framework
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

In 2011 the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs consulted on the Draft
Pacific Languages Framework.

Foreign language school expands into Wellington
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

In response to high levels of interest, Eurasia is opening a branch in
central Wellington this month. It will offer language and cultural
courses, delivered in conjunction with Wellington partner English
Teaching College (ETC).

Disability Resource Centre (DRC) Auckland Inc extended hours
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

The Disability Resource Centre is a not-for-profit community focused
organisation committed to meeting the needs of disabled people, older
persons and their families/whanau.

Working in a Multicultural Environment
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Settlement Support New Zealand New Plymouth is running a free Working
in a Multicultural Environment Workshop for service providers on
Tuesday 8 May 2012.

Chinese Language Association, Wellington Branch AGM
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

The NZ Chinese Language Association Wellington Branch invites you to
its AGM on Thursday 26 April at 7.00 pm, Committee Room One,
Wellington City Council (Wakefield Street Entrance).

Mandarin Corner and Chinese Game
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Mandarin Corner meets 3.15 pm, Saturdays during school terms at Room
103, 24 Kelburn Parade, Victoria University of Wellington.

International Languages Week
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

International Languages Week will take place Sunday 19 to Saturday 25
August 2012.

Refresher course for Māori Medium teachers
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Ngā Toi i Roto I te Marautanga o Aotearoa presents a course for Māori
Medium teachers in te reo Māori and te reo matatini.


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