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1st birthday CELEBRATION

Tuesday 29 January - Sunday 3 February


Tuesday 29 January - Sunday 3 February

Te Aka Mauri, home to Rotorua Library and Children’s Health Hub, opened its door on 2 February 2018. Over the last year the collaboration has gone from strength to strength. To celebrate all that is on offer the Te Aka Mauri Festival will include six days of themed events showcasing the many and varied products and services on offer. Hono Whakamana Tuesday 29 January + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

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Health Day Thursday 31 January + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

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Whanau Day Sunday 3 February


Hono Whakamana

Tuesday 29 January

A day celebrating the special connection of Te Arawa with Te Aka Mauri. All Day Mirimiri (Māori Massage) Bookings can be made on the day. Limited sessions, charge applies. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

10am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm

Video Wall Screenings Watch Ngā Pepehā o te Takere Nui (Marae of Te Arawa).

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9am - 10am Ngā Pūrakau o Te Arawa Come along to listen to Wairangi tell our stories of Te Arawa.

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10.30am - 11.30am He Pī Ka Rere

Join our weekly children’s programme with a Mātauranga Māori based theme.

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10.30am - 11.30am Māori Art Demonstrations Watch Māori art demonstrations including raranga (weaving) and kōwhaiwhai patterns.

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10.30am - 11am Tour of the Library Māori focus

Join us on a Māori focused tour of the library including the philosophy of the building, artworks and Māori collections.

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12pm - 12.45pm

Māori Maps and Māori Land Online

Learn how to use these researching resources in this informative workshop.

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1pm - 1.30pm

Kapahaka

Watch local kapahaka experts perform.

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2pm - 3pm “Ngā Kemu Māori”

Learn early Te Arawa games and decorate a purerehua (bullroarer).

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Māori Art Demonstrations Watch Māori art demonstrations including raranga (weaving) and kōwhaiwhai patterns.

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2.30pm - 3pm Tour of the Library Māori focus

Join us on a Māori focused tour of the library including the philosophy of the building, artworks and Māori collections.

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3-4pm

“Ngā Kiriata o Te Arawa Tangata”

View two documentary style films paying homage to two Te Arawa koeke/kaumātua.


Technology Day

Wednesday 30 January

Experience the wide range of ground breaking technology on offer. 10am - 12pm SeniorNet

Drop-in technical assistance for all manner of devices.

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10am - 4pm Te Waka Pounamu

Check out the Mobile Learning Centre in Jean Batten Square (weather permitting).

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11am - 12pm The Future of Apps

Hear Josh Diller talk about the exploding popularity of apps and where the future may lie.

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12.30pm - 1.30pm Virtual Reality

Learn about the immersive technology of virtual reality from local expert, Matt Browning.

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2pm - 3pm Cartoons in Rotorua

Hear from Rotorua based Nigel Ward who is looking to create cartoons in te Reo to tell local stories.

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2pm - 4pm Makerspace showcase

Check out the Makerspace area with special invitation to teachers but all welcome.


Health Day

Thursday 31 January

Learn about the Children’s Health Hub and how play improves health. 10am - 4pm Mobile Dental Van

This is a drop-in clinic for free Dental check-ups for children 0 to 18 years.

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10am - 4pm Ear Screening Service

Drop-in clinic for free ear checks for children 0-18 years.

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10am - 4pm Toy Library Activities

Explore what is on offer through the toy library resources.

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10am - 4pm Play specialists

Fun activites for kids exploring the health, education and social benefits of play.

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10am - 4pm Children’s Health Hub Information

Learn what services are available for children and families through the Children’s Health Hub.

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10am - 4pm (hourly)

Children’s Health Hub Tours

See behind the scenes and learn what services are on offer.

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10.30am Traditional Māori Healing A presentation about traditional healing with rongoa, mirimiri and rongoa rakau.

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12.30pm Healthy Eating

Make better food choices with this presentation and cooking demonstration.

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2.30pm

Men’s Health & Wellbeing Talk


Heritage & Research Day

Friday 1 February

Discover the history of the library and how we can assist in research. All week Library Quiz on the 2nd floor.

Pick up your entry from Heritage & Research

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All week “My Favourite Memory” Check out this display of library memories and photos from the Rotorua community. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

9am - 10am Rotorua Library 125 years Watch this special film about the history of Rotorua Library produced by Kerry Fowler.

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10am - 11.30am My Family Story

Learn handy tips in this Ancestry.com workshop.

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11.30am - 12.30pm “The Library that was” Library Tour

Take a walk back through time to the previous library with a photo-tour.

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1pm - 3pm Telling Our Story

A panel of wahine sharing their story of Ohinemutu.

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2.30pm - 3.30pm

“The Library that was” Library tour

Take a walk back through time to the previous library with a photo-tour.

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3.30pm - 4.30pm Rotorua Library 125 years Watch this special film about the history of Rotorua Library produced by Kerry Fowler.


Community Day

Saturday 2 February

Experience Rotorua’s diverse community and how they are linked to Te Aka Mauri. 10am Trilingual NZ Storytelling

Hear stories told in te Reo, English and NZ sign language.

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11.30am - 1.30pm

New to New Zealand

Te Aka Mauri for migrants.

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2pm - 3pm Goldisnowrellahood

Popular fairytales become intertwined in this Play On reading.

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3pm - 4pm Bay Pride Rotorua

Whanau Day

Chat with an all-inclusive LGBT group celebrating community, diversity & togetherness.

Sunday 3 February

Spend time with the whÄ nau exploring Te Aka Mauri and doing fun activities. 10.30am - 12pm Heritage Games

Come and join us to learn to play old fashioned games

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10.30am - 12pm Paper Plane Contest

Paper plane making and contest to celebrate local hero Jean Batten.

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10.30am - 12pm Face painting

A face-painter will be in the library to transform children into fantastic beings!

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1.30pm - 3pm Family Movie Screening

Watch a family movie will be shown in the Disovery Space.


Normal Opening Hours ​Monday - Wednesday

9am - 5.30pm

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Thursday

9am - 8pm

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​Friday

9am - 5.30pm

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​Saturday - Sunday

10am - 4pm

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Statutory Holidays ​Closed

1127 Haupapa Street, Rotorua + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

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RotoruaLibrary

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Te Aka Mauri Festival 2019  

Join Rotorua Library and Rotorua Children's Health Hub as we celebrate our first birthday in Te Aka Mauri.

Te Aka Mauri Festival 2019  

Join Rotorua Library and Rotorua Children's Health Hub as we celebrate our first birthday in Te Aka Mauri.

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