Topic: Te Wiki o te Reo, 2013.

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Celebrated by Rotorua District Library & Rotorua District Council with guests

Celebrating Te Wiki o te reo Maori in the Rotorua District Library and Rotorua District Council.

Te ingoa Māori mo te ra  (The Māori name for today)

Mane : 'Arorangi' (Mokoia Island)

Pa and adjacent area of perhaps 4ha on the north-east slopes.  The name is claimed to have been that of a chief of equal rank to Kawaarero who was killed during an assault and captured on Mokoia Island by Rangiteaorere and his cousin Uenukukopako.

Tūrei : 'Iriirikapua' (Owhata)

Prominent and revered rock on the northern side of Owhata. Hinemoa is reputed to have sat here listening to music wafting across the lake from her lover, Tutanekai, on Mokoia Island.

Wenerei : 'Okoheriki' (Kauae)

The north-east steep face of Ngongotaha Mountain, now part of the Kauae Cemetery Reserve.  The remains of many Ngāti Whakaue ancestors lie in this area.

Tāite : 'Kouramawhitiwhiti (Pukeroa-Oruawhata)

Block of land embracing a portion of the Rotorua Lakefront

Paraire : 'Mangamate' (Kawaha/Te Koutu)

The lower part of the Tokihaua Stream.  It becomes known as the Mangamate Stream towards the west of Fairy Springs Road at its junction with Maisey Place, then runs east and north through what was the Mangamate Swamp.

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Te Wiki o te Reo, 2013.


1127 Haupapa Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Latitude and Longitude coordinates: -38.1356723,176.25264300000003

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Date of Event:1st July to 5th July 2013