• Posted on: 28/02/2022
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21 March is World Poetry Day! Let’s celebrate poetry, and the three official languages of New Zealand, with a fun poetry competition.

Everyone’s a winner in this competition! The prize for all poems which meet the criteria will be publication on our website and/or social media channels. Poems may also be printed in local print media.

And the criteria is:

> Your poem should include all five of the following five words: whenua (land), wh?nau (family), maunga (mountain), awa (river), moana (sea).

> You can write your poem in te reo M?ori, English, send in a video of yourself reciting your poem in sign language – or use a combination of the three languages!

> Your poem should be no longer than 50 words.

> Your poem should be an original poem, written by you.
> Poems can be submitted by anyone, of any age.

> You can submit as many poems as you like.

> Your poem does not need to rhyme.

> Poems should be submitted by Thursday 31 March, 2022.

> To submit your poem, either email it to pania.walton@tasman.govt.nz, drop it off at Murchison, Takaka or Richmond Library, or post it to Three Languages Poetry Comp, Richmond Library, 280 Queen St, Richmond.