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Wikin te Taetae ni Kiribati - Kiribati Language Week

Wikin te Taetae ni Kiribati - Kiribati Language Week

Celebrate: 7 – 13 July

The 2024 theme for Kiribati Language Week is ‘Eutakirakean ma kabwaekekean ara taetae ni Kiribati ma kateira ao rabakaura, bon maurin ao tokabetin te I-Kiribati - Thriving and flourishing our Kiribati language, culture, and knowledge build I-Kiribati resilience and prosperity’ 

This theme derives from the overarching Language Week Series theme for 2024, 'Sustainability'. 

You can find resources for Kiribati Language Week, including social media graphics and posters below.

Calendar of Events 2024

Date

Event 

Time 

Venue 

Hosted by

7 July Opening for Kiribati Language Week 10am Tia Marae, Te Puke KiwiBas
7 July Flag Raising Ceremony 1pm Pātaka Museum Wellington community
7 July

Combined service and Kiribati Language Week opening

7pm Scout Hall Southern Kiribati Community and Youth from Invercargill
8 July 

Youth Sport Games and Traditional Games competition

8am

60 Kimbrae Drive, Rototuna,

North, Hamilton

Baretoka/Sports Committee
8 July

Health Promotion Programme - Kiribati Nurses and Health Practitioners

10am - 2pm

60 Kimbrae Drive, Rototuna, North,

Hamilton

Teramira & Practitioners - Nurses
9 July Kiribati Spelling and Dictation Competition 11.30am - 2pm Centre for Pacific Languages
Auckland
Kinaua Ewels & Te Onikabwebwe
10 July

Kiribati storytelling and necklace making with students and children

10.30am

Te Puke Otara Community Centre

Auckland

Aotearoa Emanuera Church Group
10 July

Marewen Kiribati Families & Te Onikabwebwe Women's Club performance

1.30pm Manurewa Mall, Auckland Marewen Kiribati Families & Te Onikabwebwe Women's Club
10 July

Cultural performances by the Maneaban te ITungaru, Kiribati Community Porirua & Kapiti

10am - 12pm Helen Smith Room, Pataka Museum, Porirua. Maneaban te ITungaru, Kiribati Community Porirua & Kapiti
11 July

Final Sport – All youth across NZ

8am 60 Kimbrae Drive, Rototuna, North, Hamilton Naunta & Baretoka – Youth Leaders
12 July Beauty and Karaoke Contest 7.30pm TBC Southern Kiribati Community and Youth from Invercargill
13 July Closing of the Kiribati Language Week and the Anniversary of Kiribati Independence Day 10am – 1pm Queen Elizabeth Youth Centre, 71 Eleventh Avenue, Tauranga New Zealand Kiribati National Council
13 July National Day Celebration 7pm TBC Southern Kiribati Community and Youth from Invercargill

Kiribati Language Week Funding Recipients

Below are recipients of funding for community contributions towards Kiribati Language Week preparations in 2024:

Organisation/Group name Location Approved amount Language Initiative focus

New Zealand Kiribati National Council

National

$31,100

Te taetae ni Kiribati

Language learning through traditional dance, arts and crafts, oratory, sports and community awareness events

Below are recipients of funding for community contributions towards Kiribati Language Week preparations in 2023:

Organisation/Group Name

Location

Approved Amount

Language

Initiative focus

Kiribati Community Club Incorporated Wellington $1,500 Te taetae ni Kiribati Language learning through dance and music
New Zealand Kiribati National Council Southland $10,000 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through traditional dance, community awareness events, oratory, and music
Marewen Kiribati Cultural Group Auckland $1,900 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through music, digital/online learning, traditional dance, arts and crafts, oratory, and community awareness events
Taratai Aotearoa Association Auckland $1,200 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through digital/online learning, traditional dance, arts and crafts, oratory, community awareness events, and music
Southland Kiribati Community and Youth Southland $4,000 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through oratory, and traditional dance
Te KINZA Group Waikato $1,400 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Languages learning health and wellbeing
Kiribati Horowhenua community Manawatu-Whanganui $1,000 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through traditional dance, oratory and music
Te Natin Kiribati Canterbury $1,200 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through church, cooking, dance and song.
Maneaban te I-Tungaru Society Incorporated Wellington $1,400 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through church, culture, tradition dance and arts and crafts.
Atibun West Auckland Auckland $1,900 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through a community awareness event, traditional dance, and digital/online learning
Kiribati Federation Aotearoa Auckland $8,000 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through traditional arts and crafts, dance, singing, storytelling, games, church, sewing and weaving.
Kiribati Clutha Community Otago $1,400 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through traditional dance and creating tradition costumes.
South canterbury I-kiribati community South Canterbury $800 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through tradition dance and music and through arts and crafts.
RAK Tion Auckland $1,400 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through cultural dancing, church, creating dance costumes, storytelling and through arts and crafts.
Kiribati Waikato Associations Incorporated Waikato $1,500 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through arts and crafts, storytelling, food and games.
Christchurch Kiribati Community Canterbury $2,000 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through traditional grames and activities, music and dance.
Betaera Group Auckland $1,400 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through traditional Kiribati costume making and traditonal dance and song.
Marewen Te Rabakau Parents Association Auckland $1,400 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through song, poems and community awareness events.
Auckland Region Kiribati Uniting Church Auckland $1,400 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning using resources to promote the language whilst connecting children and youth.
Otago Kiribati Community Otago $1,000 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through song and dance and community awareness events.
Wellington Kiribati Sport Club Wellington $1,000 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through sports and arts.
Rotin Natareta Auckland $1,400 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through songs, games and poems
Kiribati Aotearoa Women Association Auckland $1000 Te taetae ni Kiribati  Language learning through Kiribari karanga, songs and traditional dance.

Below are recipients of funding for community contributions towards Kiribati Language Week preparations in 2022:

Organisation/Group Name

Location

Approved Amount

Language

Initiative focus

Wellington Kiribati Club 

Wellington

$16,760.00 

Te taetae ni Kiribati

Language week: language learning through community awareness events; arts and crafts; traditional and cultural practices, dance; and music workshops. 

New Zealand Kiribati National Council 

Auckland

$15,000.00 

Te taetae ni Kiribati

Language week: language learning through community awareness events; arts and crafts; traditional and cultural practices, dance; and music workshops. 

Tewaaki West Auckland applying under the umbrella of Kiribati Federation Aotearoa 

Auckland

$5,000.00

Te taetae ni Kiribati

Language week: language learning through community awareness events; arts and crafts; traditional and cultural practices, dance; and music workshops. 

Te Nati n I-Kiribati 

Canterbury 

 $2,500.00 

Te taetae ni Kiribati

Language week: language learning through arts and craft; traditional dance; and music workshops

Christchurch Kiribati Community Incorporated 

Christchurch 

$1,500.00

Te taetae ni Kiribati

Language week: language learning through community awareness events; arts and crafts; traditional and cultural practices, dance; and music workshops. 

Kiribati Waikato Association Incorporated 

Waikato

$1,500.00

Te taetae ni Kiribati

Language week: language learning through church resources, community awareness events; arts and crafts; traditional and cultural practices, dance; and music workshops

Ueen Kiribati 

Bay of Plenty 

$1,200.00

Te taetae ni Kiribati

Language week: language learning through community awareness events; arts and crafts; traditional and cultural practices, dance; and music workshops

Southland Kiribati Community and Youth  

Southland

$1,000.00

Te taetae ni Kiribati

Language week: language learning through community events; arts and crafts; traditional dance; and music workshops

South Canterbury I-Kiribati Community 

Canterbury 

$1,000.00

Te taetae ni Kiribati

Language week: language learning through oratory; storytelling; arts and crafts; traditional and cultural practices, dance; and music workshops

 

Below are recipients of funding for community contributions towards Kiribati Language Week preparations in 2021:

Organisation/Group Name

Location

 Approved Amount

Language

Initiative focus

Kiribati Community Club Incorporated also known as Wellington Kiribati

Wellington

5,700.00

Te taetae ni Kiribati

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, arts and craft, dance and music

Kiribati Waipounamu Inc

Invercargill

5,000.00

Te taetae ni Kiribati

Language learning classes for beginners

NZ Kiribati National Council

Auckland

36,470.00

Te taetae ni Kiribati

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, arts and craft, dance and music

Victoria University Pasifika Student Council

Wellington

954.86

Te taetae ni Kiribati

Language learning through cultural practices, oratory, storytelling, arts and craft, dance and music