Kiribati Language Week

09 - 15 July 2023

Kam na bane ni mauri!

Welcome to Kiribati Language Week. The theme for this week is 'Ribanan, karikirakean ao kateimatoan ara katei ma ara taetae ni Tungaru,' which highlights the importance of nurturing, enhancing, and sustaining the Tungaru language and culture. Celebrate with us on campus or check out our socials to see what we are doing to celebrate the Kiribati language.

All week

Celebrate the Kiribati language & culture at Whitireia and WelTec via online platforms, moodle & social media.

Monday 10

Te Moanibong 10 Tuurai

Launch of Kiribati student cultural videos and light refreshments

12pm, Porirua Library Foyer

Tuesday 11

Te Kauabong 11 Tuurai

We invite you to join the Kiribati community as they celebrate Te Taetae ni Kiribati

12pm, Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua

Wednesday 12

Te Katenibong 12 Tuurai

Mural Exhibition. Pacific Artists in Residence Moses & Matt share the Kiribati culture on the windows.

12pm, Porirua Library Foyer

More resources

Commonly used phrases

Introduce yourself to the Kiribati Language by learning some commonly used phrases!

Calendar of events

There are many exciting events happening across Wellington and Aotearoa. Check out the Calendar of Events on the Ministry for Pacific People's website.


Follow the NZ Kiribati Language Week Facebook page to stay up to date with what's happening around Aotearoa.

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