Waitangi Day and weekend hours 2016

6 February is Waitangi Day, a public holiday which commemorates the signing in 1840 of the Treaty of Waitangi between Māori and representatives of the British Crown. All Christchurch City Libraries branches will be closed on Saturday 6 February. Some libraries will be open on Monday 8 February.

Saturday 6 February – closed

Sunday 7 February – open normal hours

Monday 8 February – Waitangi Day observed. Fendalton, Te Hāpua: Halswell, Shirley, South, and library phone service open from 10am to 4pm.

Waka, Okain’s Bay, 1977
Waka, Okain’s Bay, February 1977 Flickr: HWC08-SO102

Te Kupu o Te Wiki – Heke (to descend)

Kia ora. To encourage the use of Te Reo Māori we are publishing weekly kupu (words) and phrases that can be used with children.

Kupu (word)

to descend

E heke, e te tau!
Get down, my darling!

Whāngahia te Reo