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Kupu o te wiki 22-Haratua-17 The kupu this week is: hihi (he-he) Stitchbird Legend has it that the hihi would not collect water for maui, after he had achieved the mammoth task of catching the sun and slowing it down, so he tossed the bird in a fire and its feathers were singed.  Hihi means ‘rays of the sun’ and from this we can take that the yellow feathers on the male make reference to the fire and sun from the historical incident between the little bird and the demigod. Kupu o te wiki is brought to you by the Library’s Māori staff...Read more

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Kupu o te wiki 015-Haratua-17 The kupu this week is: kotare (core-tar-rare, another one for practicing the rolling of the r’s) NZ kingfisher The kotare is a sharp sighted bird who excels at diving. They literally dive-bomb a hole in a clay...Read more

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Kupu o te wiki 08-Haratua-17 The kupu this week is: Kereru (care-rare-roo, roll your r’s like you were born in the deep south) NZ wood pigeon. Kereru can be sighted occasionally flying through the esplanade in Palmerston North. They are big...Read more

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DIY Kai is now open at Manawatū Library, providing microwaves, boiling water, filtered water, a sink and cleaning supplies for anyone to use. It is on Level 2 where the Cafe used to be. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Kupu o te wiki 01-Haratua-17 The kupu this week is: Riroriro (ree-raw-ree-raw) or Grey Warbler The riroriro is a tiny bird. They are native to NZ. They can be found in peoples gardens and city parks. It is in their tiny nests that the shining...Read more

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I was recently asked an interesting question – “I’ve written a report that hasn’t been published as either an article or a conference paper but I’m keen to be able to circulate it with a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) so that it has a...Read more

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ANZAC Day hours

April 20, 2017

The Library will be open on ANZAC Day, Tuesday 25 April, 1pm – 8pm. View all Library opening hours...Read more

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Researchers, learn more about searching, managing and keeping up to date with the literature, managing your research data, publishing, and measuring your publication impact. Albany, Manawatū and Wellington Libraries will be running a series of...Read more

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Kupu o te wiki 17/4/17

April 17, 2017

The word this week is hukarere  (who-car-ree-ree) or snow. “You know nothing Jon Hukarere.” Kupu o te wiki bought to you by the Library’s Māori staff...Read more

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Kupu o te wiki 24/4/17

April 10, 2017

The word this week is hoia (hore-e-a) or soldier Many Māori hoia served in the First and Second World Wars. Kupu o te wiki bought to you by the Library’s Māori staff...Read more

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