Kamupūtu | Gumboots event concludes Te Wiki o te Reo | Māori Language Week
Old myths are given a contemporary treatment in a stunning new te reo picture book being launched tonight, 13 September, at the conclusion of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori | Māori Language Week at the University of Canterbury (UC).
The first in a series of books designed to help children and adults learn te reo, the book Māui me te ao hou was created by UC Master’s of Te Reo student Unaiki Melrose, who worked with illustrator Jo Petrie to bring a popular Māori myth to life.
Te Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu (South Island Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency) funded the publication, which is a celebration of mana wahine, or the authority and strength of women.
Māui me te ao hou will be launched at the event Kamupūtu | Gumboots on 13 September, 5pm to 7pm, in the Engineering Core.
Need something to do this weekend?
Nifty Markets are teaming up with OpSoc to bring you a Thrifty Nifty market from the UC Campus! On Sunday 15 September in Haerae-roa in the sunny Ti Kouka space, join the fun and shop sustainably at the Nifty Market.
The Thrifty Nifty x OpSoc market is an opportunity where anyone can set up a rack and sell their clothes. The purpose of this event is to motivate shoppers to purchase pre-loved clothing in an effort to reduce textile waste (and to score some quality deals along the way).
For further details, visit the event page on Facebook>
The UC Events and Partnerships team are UC’s event management professionals creating, delivering and assisting around 150 events per year which attract over 25,000 attendees.
We organise a diverse range of exciting engagement, recruitment and retainment events including Open Day | Rā Tōmene, Discovery Day | Rā Tūhura, Orientation Day | Herea tō waka, visits by VIPs, building openings, community events, careers fairs as well as promotional events – just to name a few.
With a team of five we rely on the support of UC Hosts to assist us in running and delivering these events and are currently looking for energetic, confident and professional UC students studying in 2020 to join our team as UC Hosts!
The UC Host role is a casual based role and is open to current students studying either part time or full time (including postgraduate study). It is an exciting, fun and diverse role and covers everything from assisting with event and venue set-up, greeting and assisting guests, assisting with promotional activities as well as activations.
We are looking for UC students who are energetic, reliable, confident, keen to meet new people and friends and contribute towards UC’s success. For more information, please see the full position description>
To apply, send your CV through to email@example.com by 5.00pm Wednesday 25 September 2019.
(Only students studying at UC in 2020 and are eligible to work in NZ will be considered for this position.)