National Calendar of Events

National Calendar of Events

Auckland Museum Arts and crafts of SamoaFree workshop demonstrating the art of ‘tuiga’ (ceremonial head dress) and ‘ula fala’ (red pandanus keys necklace)

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VAIASO O LE GAGANA SAMOA: SAMOAN LANGUAGE WEEK 2017
NATIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

DATE EVENT TIME LOCATION VENUE
 

 ALL WEEK

Auckland Libraries activities held during the week. Visit the website link here N/A Auckland

Libraries across Auckland

Christchurch City Libraries activities held during the week. Visit the website link here. N/A Christchurch

Libraries across Christchurch

Aso To’ona’i

Saturday

27 Mē / May

Official Launch of the Samoan Language Week Celebrations   4 – 7:30pm  Auckland

Auckland War

Memorial Museum 

Aso Sā

Sunday

28 Mē / May

 

 

Fotu ō Malama – Samoan Secondary Schools

Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa Service and Launch
 3 – 7:00pm  Auckland  Auckland Girls Grammar
EFKS Combined Church Service 4pm Christchurch

EFKS Church

9 Vili Place, Woolston

 

 

 

Aso Gafua

Monday

29 Mē / May

 

 

 

 University of Waikato – Learning Samoan  9 – 1100am  Hamilton  Student Centre, Level 2

Auckland Museum Arts and crafts of Samoa

Free workshop demonstrating the art of ‘tuiga’ (ceremonial head dress) and ‘ula fala’ (red pandanus keys necklace
10am - 2:30pm Auckland

MIT Manukau

Atrium, Taku Tamaki Exhibition

Massey University

Samoan Language Week Opening Seminar, Student Performances
10am Auckland Albany Campus

Victoria University Official Opening - Ava ceremony

VUW Library staff choir, Va‘aomanū Pasifika/Matā‘upu Tau Sāmoa staff/students

VUSSA (Victoria University Samoan Students Association) Assessments - Display of students’ work.
10am – 12:00pm Wellington Kelburn Library, Level 2 (Wansolwara)
Auckland Libraries Te Atatu Peninsula - Movie time – Three Wise Cousins 3 – 430pm Auckland Te Atatu Peninsula Library

 

 

 

Aso Lua

 

Tuesday

30 Mē / May

 

 

 

 

Auckland War Memorial Museum

Pacific Collection Arts Project Tour 
 10am and 11am  Auckland Auckland War Memorial Museum  

Preschool Programme – Storytime sessions

Samoan Language Week with stories, songs, rhymes and fun! - Omai uma tamaiti ma matua ia tatou fiafia fa'atasi e faitau ma fa'alogologo i tala i lenei Vaiaso o Gagana Samoa 
 10:30 – 11am  Christchurch  

Brighton Library, and Fendalton Library

 

Civil Defense - Preparing for an Emergency Together Fono

We welcome you to join us for a talanoa /discussion about being prepared in an emergency. The recent floods in New Lynn took the community by surprise. Auckland Council’s Civil Defence Team & New Lynn Library would love to meet you, and hear about your experiences and help you get better prepared
6 – 7:30pm  Auckland New Lynn Memorial Library

Samoan Se’evae Toso Toso (Jandal) Craft Activity.

Creating and designing your own Samoan Se'evae Toso Toso (Jandal). Participate and enjoy learning some new Samoan words and greetings. 

  3:30 – 4:30pm  Christchurch  Parklands Library and Linwood Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aso Lulu

Wednesday

31 Mē / May

   

Auckland Museum Arts and crafts of Samoa

Free workshop demonstrating the art of ‘tuiga’ (ceremonial head dress) and ‘ula fala’ (red pandanus keys necklace)

 10am - 2:30pm Auckland  

MIT Manukau

Atrium, Taku Tamaki Exhibition

Mangere Town Centre – Samoan Language Week Opening – Local Pre-Schools

10am – 12pm Auckland

Mangere Town Centre

Victoria University Wellington

Matā‘upu Tau Sāmoa student speeches
 10:30am -12pm Wellington

Kelburn Library

(Wansolwara)

Massey University

Samoan Canvas Painting workshop
 12pm Auckland  Albany Campus

Tatau - Live session

Tatau dance group performing live
 12 – 12:30pm Auckland  

MIT Manukau

Atrium, Taku Tamaki Exhibition
University of Waikato – Samoan Language Week Debates  3pm – 6pm Hamilton  The Conch
 

Tapa tiles

Come and learn about some Pasifika patterns and make your own tapa.
 3:30 – 4:30pm Christchurch  New Brighton Library and Aranui Library

Auckland University of Technology

Samoan Language Week Debates 
 6:30 - 9pm Auckland  

AUT South Campus, MH118

640 Great South Road, Manukau City

 

 

 

 

Aso Tofi

Thursday 1 Iuni / June   

 

6th annual high school Samoan language debate

Featuring McAuley High, De la Salle College, Southern Cross and Aorere College.
Two debates in the Samoan Language.

Free Entry
4 – 7pm Auckland Stadium, Toia, 28-34 Mason Ave, Otahuhu

Mangere Town Centre – Local Intermediate and College performances

10am – 12pm Auckland Mangere Town Centre

Preschool Programme – Storytime sessions

Samoan Language Week with stories, songs, rhymes and fun! - Omai uma tamaiti ma matua ia tatou fiafia fa'atasi e faitau ma fa'alogologo i tala i lenei Vaiaso o Gagana Samoa

 

10:30 – 11:00am

and

11 – 11:30am
 Christchurch  

Parklands Library and at

Aranui Library
 University of WaikatoSamoan Independence Day To’ona’i. Contact Samoan Association for tickets 0221560798  12 – 3pm  Hamilton  The Conch
 FAGASA Samoan Speech Competition  5 – 7:30pm Christchurch Hillmorton High School 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Aso Faraile

Friday 2 Iuni / June

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Victoria University Wellington – Samoan Debates

Matā‘upu Tau Sāmoa students vs VUSSA students

 12 – 1:00pm  Wellington

 Murphy Building LT102

Kelburn Parade

 

Aso Tuto’atasi o Samoa ma le Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa

Samoa Independence Day and Samoan Language Week celebration
 8:30am – 2:30pm  Auckland  Dorothy Winstone Centre (Auditorium) Auckland Girls’ Grammar School
 

Auckland Museum Arts and crafts of Samoa

Free workshop demonstrating the art of ‘tuiga’ (ceremonial head dress) and ‘ula fala’ (red pandanus keys necklace)
  10am - 2:30pm  Auckland

MIT Manukau

Atrium, Taku Tamaki Exhibition  

Preschool Programme – Storytime sessions

Samoan Language Week with stories, songs, rhymes and fun! - Omai uma tamaiti ma matua ia tatou fiafia fa'atasi e faitau ma fa'alogologo i tala i lenei Vaiaso o Gagana Samoa

 10:30 – 11am   Christchurch Spreydon Library  

Mangere Town Centre – Talo peeling and Coconut cream making display

10am – 12pm Auckland Mangere Town Centre

Victoria University Wellington

Matā‘upu Tau Sāmoa student speech assessments

 
 12 – 1:00pm

 Wellington

 Rm102, 6 Kelburn Parade, Va‘aomanū Pasifika
 Tapa TilesCome along and learn about Pasifika patterns and make your own tapa  3:30 – 4:30pm Christchurch  New Brighton Library
 Y/NOT Productions at Rowley  6pm  Christchurch  Rowley Primary School Hall

 

Aso To’ona’i

Saturday 3 Iuni / June

 

Mangere Town Centre – Samoa Mini Business Expo with Samoa Business Network

Performances

8:30am – 2pm Auckland Mangere Town Centre
 

Vaiaso Celebrations – Samoan Language Week

Samoan traditional games, a pop up library of Samoan books, siva afi (fire dance) workshop, producing coconut cream, and many more.
To top it all, savour the flavours of Samoa with Island food provided by our local Samoan community.

 11:00am – 1pm  Auckland  Panmure Library
 Y/NOT Productions at Rowley  6pm  Christchurch  Rowley Primary School Hall