Tongan Language Week – Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga

Tongan Language Week, the third Pacific language week of 2013, is taking place 1-8 September.

Following on from the successful Samoan and Cook Islands language weeks this week’s theme is: Fakakoloa Aotearoa ‘aki ‘etau Hiva Fakatonga – Enriching Aotearoa with Tongan Music.

The week is promoted by the Aotearoa Tongan Teachers Association in partnership with the Human Rights Commission, other organisations and members of the Tongan community. Visit the Tongan Language Week Facebook page for updates.TLW2012 Tongan Language Week    Uike Kātoangai o e Lea Faka Tonga

The goals of the week are to:

  • celebrate the Tongan language and culture in New Zealand
  • Promote the teaching and lpearning of the Tongan language
  • raise awareness of the Tongan language as a language spoken by a significant number of people in New Zealand
  • promote initiatives to maintain and grow the recognition, learning and use of the Tongan language in the home, in education, at work, in government, in the media, in sport, in the arts, in the church and in the community.

Click here for the Commission’s Tongan language publications

PROGRAMME OF LANGUAGE WEEK ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

1-7 SEPTEMBER 2013

Theme: Fakakoloa ‘o Aotearoa ‘aki ‘etau lea mo e hiva Fakatonga – Enriching Aotearoa with Tongan Language and Music

Date Time Event/Programme   Venue Contact Person

AUCKLAND REGION

1 September 2013

9:30am

531pi Tonga Radio Programme – Launch of Tonga Language Week on National Radio Programme – by Hon Hekia Parata and Hon Princess Lupepau’u

531pi Radio Studio

Manukau

Dr Manu’atu and Kalolo Fihaki

Contact: Linda Manuatu Committee Lea Faka Tonga

l.manuatu@xtra.co.nz
telefoni: 021 167 7979

11:00am

Tongan Church Service – theme Enriching Aotearoa with Tongan Language and Music

SUTT Mangere Church

43 Favona Rd Mangere

Lavinia

Contact: Linda Manuatu Committee Lea Faka Tonga

l.manuatu@xtra.co.nz
telefoni: 021 167 7979

2 September 2013

10:00am

Speech Competition Hillary College

Hillary College

2 Franklyne Rd  Otara 2023

Auckland

‘Eleni Fusitu’a

Contact: Linda Manuatu Committee Lea Faka Tonga

l.manuatu@xtra.co.nz
telefoni: 021 167 7979

2 September 2013

10:00am

Speech Competition, Randwick Park School Manurewa

Randwick Park School Manurewa

66 Riverton Dr  Randwick Park, Auckland 2105

Tevita Pasi

Contact: Linda Manuatu Committee Lea Faka Tonga

l.manuatu@xtra.co.nz
telefoni: 021 167 7979

3 September 2013

12:00pm

Essay Competition Final. AIS, St Luke

Award of Tongan Language Week Scholarship for winner.

AIS, St Luke

28 Linwood Ave  Mt Albert 1025

Auckland

Dr Taumoepeau

Contact: Linda Manuatu Committee Lea Faka Tonga

l.manuatu@xtra.co.nz
telefoni: 021 167 7979

3-5 September

2013

6:00pm -12:00am

Tonga Radio Talk Show

  • Tonga Language
  • ECE
  • Bilingual Education

531pi Radio Studio

Manukau

Auckland

Kalolo Fihaki and Dr Taumoefolau

Contact: Linda Manuatu Committee Lea Faka Tonga

l.manuatu@xtra.co.nz
telefoni: 021 167 7979

4th September 2013

9.30 am – 2.30 pm

Auckland Museum and Auckland Libraries – Mangere

Museum Outreach with collections from Auckland music will engage with selected libraries across Auckland. Libraries will come alive with the stories, colour, sounds and allure of Tongan culture

Mangere Town Centre Library

Maara Maeva – Ole Maiava (Auckland Museum)

Ole Maiava Senior outreach programmer

021899709

5th September 2013

10.30 am – 11.30 am

Auckland Museum and Auckland Libraries – Otahuhu

Museum Outreach with collections from Auckland music will engage with selected libraries across Auckland. Libraries will come alive with the stories, colour, sounds and allure of Tongan culture

Otahuhu Library

Maara Maeva – Ole Maiava (Auckland Museum)

Ole Maiava Senior outreach programmer

021899709

6th September 2013

9.30 am – 2.30 pm

Auckland Museum and Auckland Libraries – Pukekohe

Museum Outreach with collections from Auckland music will engage with selected libraries across Auckland. Libraries will come alive with the stories, colour, sounds and allure of Tongan culture

Pukekohe library

Maara Maeva – Ole Maiava (Auckland Museum)

Ole Maiava Senior outreach programmer

omaiava@aucklandmuseum.com

021899709

5 September 2013

Tentative time

11.30am-12.00pm

ECE Exhibition and Tongan Music -

Hon Hekia Parata

Wymondly Early Learning,

Wymondly Rd

Otara

Auckland

Hulita Tangitau

Kalolo Fihaki

Contact: Linda Manuatu Committee Lea Faka Tonga

l.manuatu@xtra.co.nz
telefoni: 021 167 7979

7 September 2013

6.00-12.00pm

1593 AM Tonga Radio Programme – Celebrating Tonga Music and Poems

531pi Radio Studio

Manukau

Auckland

Soana ‘Anahila

Contact: Linda Manuatu Committee Lea Faka Tonga

l.manuatu@xtra.co.nz
telefoni: 021 167 7979

2.00pm – 6.00pm

531pi Tonga Radio Programme – Talk Show, Music, Poems, Interviews and Closing of the Tonga Language Week

531pi Radio Studio

Manukau

Auckland

Dr Manu’atu and Kalolo Fihaki

Contact: Linda Manuatu Committee Lea Faka Tonga

l.manuatu@xtra.co.nz
telefoni: 021 167 7979

WELLINGTON REGION

1 September 2013

6.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Combined Church Service for the Tongan Language Week

Combined Thanksgiving Church Service and Pō-Hiva Fakafeta’i for the Tongan Language Week.  Guest speakers Taefu Robertson, Pauliasi ‘Alofi and Dr Lesieli Tongati’o

Taranaki Wesley Church, Taranaki Street, Wellington

Sefa Tu’inukuafe (MPIA)

027 6837839

Senorita Laukau

Secretary of Tonga Leaders Council

021 150 0461

2 September 2013

2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Minister of Pacific Island Affairs hosting a Tonga Language Week celebration at Parliament and launching a new series of Tongan bilingual children’s books.

Grand Hall, Parliament Buildings

Wellington

Vaioleti Lui (MPIA)

027 598 1468

2 September 2013

6.00 pm – 8.30 pm

Makatu’unga he ‘Ofa Tongan Community Wellington Incorporated – Tonga Language Week Celebration

St Patrick Hall, Kilbirnie

Wellington

Sofilisi Taufoou

Secretary

021 206 8082

7 September 2013

9.30 am – 5.00 pm

Tonga Careers and Cultural Expo

Wellington Institute of Technology, Petone Campus, Lower Hutt

Senorita Laukau

Secretary- Wellington Tonga Leaders Council

021 150 0461

SOUTHERN REGION

1 September 2013

6.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Combined Church Service celebrating Tongan Language Week

Te Puna Wanaka Marae, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (TBC)

Mosese Fifita

Chairperson

021 257 5601

4 September 2013

10.00 am – 2.00 pm

Niu Early Learning Centre Event

(Traditional costumes march at 10.00 am)

Niu Early Learning Centre, 221 Woodham Road, Linwood North.

Mosese Fifita

Chairperson

021 257 5601

6 September 2013

6.00 – 10.00 pm

Tonga Cultural Evening

Riccarton High    School, 31 Vicki Street, Sockburn

Mosese Fifita

Chairperson

021 257 5601

 

Some background on Tongan people in New Zealand

At the time of the last census (2006), there were 50,000 Tongans in New Zealand. They were the third largest Pacific group, after Samoans (131,000) and Cook Islanders (58,000), and the fastest growing group since the previous census. Tongans born in New Zealand account for 56% of the total Tongan population. Around 80% of Tongans live in Auckland. Just over 60% speak the Tongan language, but only 40% of those born in New Zealand do so.

Kāinga Tonga

‘Oku ou faka’apa’apa heni ki he ngaahi tu’unga kotoa pē ‘oku fakatapua he Fonuá mo ‘etau nofó, kae ‘atā ke fakahoko atu ‘a e talafatongia ni.

Kuo kotofa ‘a e ‘aho 1 – 8 ‘o Sepitema ke hoko ia ko e Uike Lea Fakatonga 2012 ‘i Aotearoa ni.

Kuo fokotu’u ai ‘e he Komiti Uike Lea FakaTonga 2012 ‘a e kaveinga ‘o e ta’u ni ‘o fakalea ko e “Fakakoloa ‘o ‘Aotearoa”.

‘Oku ‘uhinga ‘a e kaveinga ni, ke fakamahu’inga’i e Kakai Tongá, ko e koloa ‘o Aotearoa. Pea ‘i he’ene pehē, ko e me’a kotoa pē ‘a e kakai Tongá—lea fakaTonga, ‘ulungaanga, teunga fakaTonga, loto’i Tonga, ‘etau fakafōtunga, mo ‘etau to’onga fisifisimu’á, ko e koto koloa kotoa, pea ko ‘etau ngāue he ngaahi ‘aho ní, ko hono fakakoloa ‘o e fonua ni mei he koloa lelei kuo tukuloto’i mo ako’i kiate kitautolu!

Kuo tali lelei ‘e ‘Eiki Lupepau’u Tuita ke ne fakafofonga ‘a e Pataloni ‘o e Komiti Uike Lea FakaTonga, Pilinisesi Salote Pilolevu Tuita, ‘aki ‘ene me’a mai ke Huufi ‘a e Fakakoloa ‘o Aotearoa Uike Lea FakaTonga 2012.

Tu’unga ai e fakahoha’a ko ení ki he Tonga kotoa pē ‘i Aotearoa ni, pe ko e fē pē feitu’u mo ho Vahenga Fonuá, Ngāue’anga ‘oku ke kau ki ai, Siasi pe Fai’anga Lotu ‘oku ke ‘i ai, Kulupu pe Komiti Langa Ngāue ‘oku ke tataki mo ngāue ai, Kalapu fakafeitu’u ‘oku ke poupou ki ai—ke mou kataki ‘o KAU MAI ki he Fakakoloa ‘o Aotearoa Uike Lea FakaTonga 2012. Ko e faka’amu ke mou takitaha fa’u pe mo fakahoko ha’amou polokalama ko hono fakakoloa ‘o Aotearoa ‘i he lea fakaTongá, pea ko ho’omou faka’ilonga’i ia ‘a hotau Uike Lea FakaTongá (Tongan Language Week 2012).

‘I he ta’u ni, kuo fengāue’aki ‘a e Komiti mo e Letiō 531PI ke huufi ‘a e uike mahu’inga ni ‘i he ngalu’eá, ‘i he Polokalama Letiō ‘o e ‘aho 1 ‘o Sepitema taimi 2 – 6 efiafi ko e ‘uhí, ko e mahu’inga ke fēongo’aki ‘a e Kāinga Tongá mo e to’u kotoa pē, mei ha feitu’u pē ‘i Aotearoa. ‘Ikai ko ia pe, ka ‘e hokohoko atu ai pe hono ngāue’aki e Letio531PI ‘i he ‘aho kotoa pē ke fakaongo atu ai e Polokalama ‘o e Uike Lea FakaTonga, kau ai mo e Polokalama ‘o e efiafi Pulelulu 5 Sepitema pea mo e Tokonaki 8 Sepitema, ‘a ia ‘oku tāpuni ai ‘a e Uike Lea FakaTonga.

‘I he’ene pehē, ‘oku faka’amu ‘a e Komití ke tau fengāue’aki mu’a ‘aki ho’omou fakahā mai (e-mail pe telefoni pe) ‘a e polokalama te mou fakahoko ko e’uhí ke mau fakaongo atu ‘i he ngalu’eá.

‘Oku ‘amanaki foki ke fakahoko e fengāue’aki fakaletiō mo e ngaahi polokalama fakaTonga ‘i Letiō 1593AM, 104.6PlanetFM pea mo e 88.4FM ke nau ‘oatu e ngaahi fakamatala poupou mo e Polokalama ‘o e Fakakoloa ‘o Aotearoa Uike Lea FakaTonga.

Kuo faka’ilonga’i mai e fiepoupou ‘a e kakai Tonga mei tu’apule’anga, hange ko Hawaii, USA, ‘Aositelelia mo Tonga pea ‘oku fakafiefia ia he lava fakahoko e fengāue’aki fakataha ko eni ke ‘ave ‘a e uike ni ke fakamamani lahi (global) ‘i he kaha’u vave maí.

‘Oku ‘oatu e kole mei he Komiti ki he Kau Tauhi mo Mamahi’i Fonua, Kau Faiako, Ngaahi Mātu’a mo e Kau Tauhi Fānau, kau Taki he nofó ke tau kau fakataha mu’a ‘i hono lalanga ‘o e uike mahu’inga ni ke ngāue’aki ‘etau lea fakaTongá, pea toutou ngāue’aki ki he lahi taha ‘i he ngaahi tukunga kehekehe ‘o e nofó, ke tolonga ‘etau Lea fakaTongá mo hotau ‘ulungāanga fakaTonga, ko e fakakoloa, ki he hako tupu ‘o e fonuá mo e to’utangata ‘oku kei iiki he’etau fonongá.

Faka’osi, ‘a e tohi ni ‘aki ‘a e faka’amu ki he kau Takilotu mo Ha’a Faifekau he ngaahi Siasi kotoa pe ‘o e Kakai Tongá ke mou fakakau atu mu’a ‘a e Fakakoloa ‘o Aotearoa Uike Lea FakaTonga 2012 ‘i he ngaahi ouau lotu ‘o e ngaahi ‘aho ni pea mo e Sapate 2 ‘o Sepitema. Pehē foki mo e fakamalō ‘i hono ngāue’aki ‘a e Lea fakaTonga ‘i ho’omou ngaahi Polokalama Fakalotu mo e Lautohi FakaSāpate.

Faka’apa’apa atu

Dr Linitā Manu’atu

Sea ‘o e Fakakoloa ‘o Aotearoa Komiti Lea FakaTonga 2012.
e-mail: l.manuatu@xtra.co.nz
telefoni: 021 167 7979

 

Ke mou fakatokanga’i ange:
Ko e fakatātā eni e ngaahi ngāue kuo hoko mo teuaki ‘i he lea fakaTonga:

1. Lava e fe’auhi Lea fakaTonga ‘a e ‘apiako St Mary’s Mackillop School ‘o Mangere

2. Teu e fe’auhi Lea fakaTonga ‘a e ‘apiako Bilingual Sutton Park School.

3. Teu e Malanga huufi ‘o e Polokalama ako ‘a e Siasi Lotofale’ia. Sapate 1 Sepitema. Fakaafe’i ki ai e Minisitā Akō mo e Minisitā ki he Kakai Pasifiki.

4. Teu Fakatahataha ‘a e Kalapu Fonu mo e Moa – Kainga Hofoa. Tokonaki 8 Sepitema.

 

Fetu’utaki ki he Sekelitali: Kalolo Fihaki
e-mail: Kalolo.Fihaki@mpia.govt.nz
telefoni: (09)2621513 &0274939713

 

 

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