This week, July 11 to July 17, is Kiribati Language Week. Last Saturday, the Rodney Kiribati Association and Rodney Kiribati Sports Youth launched celebrations with an event at Massey University featuring dancing and traditional food.
This year’s theme is “maubonian te teei i nanon te mwenga bon karekean te maiuraoi, te ongotaeka ao te tangira,” meaning “the home is where we nurture our children towards a healthy, responsible, loving and prosperous future.”
To mark the event, Mahurangi Presbyterian Church has started an after-school Kiribati language class in conjunction with Warkworth School.
The Warkworth Library also hopes to hold a Kiribati storytelling session and has an information stand on Kiribati culture.