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LIANZA Conference 2019
October 21 - October 23
Tēnā koe, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Kia orana, Ko na mauri, Mālō e lelei, Mālō ni, Ni sa bula, Tālofa, Talofa lava, Warm greetings to you,
LIANZA Conference 2019 will be held in Auckland from October 21-23 at the Vodafone Events Centrein Manukau. The Conference will be a unique experience, convened by our Pasifika Information Management Network and held for the first time in South Auckland. Our 2019 conference theme is ‘Our families, our communities, our libraries’ represented in our logo by the rope bindings to represent the physical, cultural and spiritual elements that bind us together in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific; the land, the water, air and our cultural values, languages, knowledge, relationships, communities and families which not only connect, but also sustain us. The waka with a Polynesian sail, symbolises the shared journeys and histories of our peoples Māori and Pacific, but also the transportation of knowledge to the future, thus emphasising sustainability and continuity. The combination of both concepts reinforces the theme statement of the importance and value of enduring partnerships between our libraries, our communities and our families in this crucial work for the well-being of all future generations.