Kia ora. To celebrate Te Reo Māori we are publishing weekly kupu (words).
Te amorangi ki mua, te hāpai ō ki muri. The leader at the front and the workers behind the scenes.
This is a reference to Marae protocol where the speakers are at the front of the meeting house and the workers are at the back making sure everything is prepared and that the guests are well looked after. It is important to note that both jobs are equally important, and are like the ying and yang, for without one, everything would fail.
Nāu te korikori. You make the first move (I’ll follow you).
Ko Āpia te taone nui o Hāmoa. Apia is the capital of Samoa.
Today, Queen’s Birthday, marks the last public holiday until Labour day which this year falls on 26 October. That’s nearly 5 months (147 days, to be exact) without a long weekend…so you’d better make this one count!
As is usual on public holidays our library branches are not open… however we always have digital goodies available, so if you find yourself short some reading material, look no further than –
Lie back and relax while someone else does the reading for you with one of our downloadable audiobooks. Whatever your tastes there’s something to please everyone including The uncommon reader, a novel about HRH accidentally discovering a mobile library in the Buckingham Palace grounds as a result of chasing a wayward corgi. Indeed!