Te Ao Māori

E tipu e rea mō ngā rā o tō ao
Ko to ringaringa ki ngā rākau a te Pākehā
Hei oranga mō tō tinana
Ko tō ngākau ki ngā tāonga a ō tipuna Māori
Hei tikitiki mō tō māhuna
Ko tō wairua ki tō atua
Nānā nei ngā mea katoa
(Tā Apirana Ngata)

Tēnā koutou katoa. E ngā mana, e ngā waka, e ngā hau e whā e te iwi whānui tēnā koutou. He mihi whānui atu tēnei na Ngā Kete Wananga o Ōtautahi tēnā koutou. Nau mai, haere mai ki tēnei wāhi, he ara ki ngā rauemi me ngā ratonga Māori. Tēnā tātou katoa.

Matariki - the Māori New Year

Find out what is happening in June 2016 for Matariki.

Matariki 2016

Te Reo Māori - Māori Language

Whāngaihia-te-Reo-logo

Rerehua / Taoka Pūoro - Arts and Music

Explore our section on Māori arts and music. It includes resources on weaving and fibre arts including guides on how to make putiputi (flowers) and whetu (stars).

Tāhuhu Kōrero - History

Our Tāhuhu Kōrero - History section has information on Māori local history, Treaty of Waitangi, Māori place names, and historical events like Parihaka.

Tī Kōuka Whenua explores Māori local history: stories of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula told with audio interviews and pictures.

Tamariki

Discover all the cool Māori resources we have for tamariki (children). Get crafty, read and learn te reo Māori, and explore.

Digital storytelling

Te Ao Tūturu - The natural world

Tiriti o Waitangi - Treaty of Waitangi

Waka launch, Waitangi Day, Okain’s Bay
Waka launch, Waitangi Day, Okain’s Bay, 6 February 1977 Flickr HWC08-SO101

Tōrakapū / Kāwanataka - Politics and Government

Ngā Tangata/Porihanga - People/Society

Whakapapa - Genealogy

Te Pao a Tahu kapa haka group in performance
Te Pao a Tahu kapa haka group in performance. Matariki at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Sunday 21 June 2015. Flickr 2015-06-21-IMG_7716

Te Reo Māori booklists

At the library

Te Reo Māori self checkout
Te Reo Māori self checkout July 2014. Flickr: 2014-07-10-IMG_0669

Ngā Pounamu Māori
Find out about our Māori collections.

Bilingual signage
The signage that we use in our libraries - with sound files so that you can hear the pronunciation

Library Names
The stories of our libraries’ Māori names.

Māori Land Court Minute Books Index (MLCMBI)
The Māori Land Court Minute Books contain judges’ notes on court sittings from 1865 to 1910.

Ngā Manu Tīoriori (The Songbirds) – The Christchurch City Council Waiata Group

Bicultural plans

A set of Te Ao Māori images on Flickr

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