Question of the day challenge to celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori week

08 July 2016

We thought you might be interested: UC Library staff have been running a ‘He pātai o te rā’ (Question of the Day) challenge for their staff, to help celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori week.    Here are the questions we’ve been challenged with so far, and their answers. Q 1 : Click on the kowhaiwhai on the UC home page.   What do the UC colours red, black/grey and white signify? A : The black/grey represents “Te Po” the darkness, the red represents the blood that was spilt, the white represents “Te Ao Marama” – the light.  See : http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/maoristudents/kowhaiwhai.shtml Q  2 :   On the UC page for Māori students there is a video, what were some of the positive things some students have experienced at UC? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_y-bVvaUaU&rel=0  A : Motorsports and rugby, among other things! Q 3 :  There are two study centres for Māori students on campus, providing teaching and learning space and kitchen facilities.   Where are these located? A : Te Whare Akonga o Te Akatoki, Ilam Road, and Te Puna i Te Ora at Dovedale Q 4 :  Who is eligible for the Tuakana Mentoring Programme? A : New to UC Māori students