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Māori

Parihaka Parihaka

There was a peaceful resistance to a militia invasion of Taranaki settlement Parihaka 5 November 1881. Discover the Christchurch connection.
There was a peaceful resistance to a militia invasion of Taranaki settlement Parihaka 5 November 1881. Discover the Christchurch connection.

Tāngata Ngāi Tahu Tāngata Ngāi Tahu

Tāngata Ngāi Tahu: People of Ngāi Tahu. Volume One is a new book celebrating the rich and diverse lives of fifty people of Ngāi Tahu.
Tāngata Ngāi Tahu: People of Ngāi Tahu. Volume One is a new book celebrating the rich and diverse lives of fifty people of Ngāi Tahu.

Pūtoi - Family learning time Pūtoi - Family learning time

Nov 25th | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Tūranga
Every month learn about a different kaupapa Māori (Māori subject) in a whānau-friendly environment. Places are limited so bookings required.
Every month learn about a different kaupapa Māori (Māori subject) in a whānau-friendly environment. Places are limited so bookings required.

Tī Kōuka Whenua Tī Kōuka Whenua

Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.
Explore the vibrant past of Christchurch and the wider Canterbury region that extends back many hundreds of years before 1850.

Podcast – Tā moko Podcast – Tā moko

Sally Carlton talks to an academic, a moko practitioner and a photographer about the meaning and mana of tā moko, traditional Māori tattoo.
Sally Carlton talks to an academic, a moko practitioner and a photographer about the meaning and mana of tā moko, traditional Māori tattoo.

Te Ao Hou: WORD Christchurch Festival Te Ao Hou: WORD Christchurch Festival

Alison takes a walking tour of central Christchurch with Joseph Hullen and learns how indigenous identity is being woven into our city.
Alison takes a walking tour of central Christchurch with Joseph Hullen and learns how indigenous identity is being woven into our city.

Kōmako: Reclaiming Māori literature Kōmako: Reclaiming Māori literature

Our Pou Kohikohinga Māori talks about a new online tool that makes finding work by Māori writers easier, and shares her favourite reads.
Our Pou Kohikohinga Māori talks about a new online tool that makes finding work by Māori writers easier, and shares her favourite reads.

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018 Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018

By Moata
Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) is on from 10 to 16 Mahuru (September). Find out what's on, & explore our reo resources.
Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) is on from 10 to 16 Mahuru (September). Find out what's on, & explore our reo resources.

Koroneihana and Kīngitanga Koroneihana and Kīngitanga

recommended by ChristchurchLib
Information on Koroneihana, the coronation of the Māori Kings and Queen, and selected titles on Kīngitanga (the King Movement).
Information on Koroneihana, the coronation of the Māori Kings and Queen, and selected titles on Kīngitanga (the King Movement).

Heke-Nuku-Mai-Nga-Iwi Busby: Now a Sir Heke-Nuku-Mai-Nga-Iwi Busby: Now a Sir

Heke-Nuku-Mai-Nga-Iwi Busby was given a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Jan-Hai talks about meeting him, and his inspiring life.
Heke-Nuku-Mai-Nga-Iwi Busby was given a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Jan-Hai talks about meeting him, and his inspiring life.

Auē! Me tangi noa ahau ki muri nei Auē! Me tangi noa ahau ki muri nei

Jo looks at the story behind the lyrics of "E Pari Rā" - a song inspired by wartime loss and grief.
Jo looks at the story behind the lyrics of "E Pari Rā" - a song inspired by wartime loss and grief.

Wāhine at Tuahiwi, North Canterbury Wāhine at Tuahiwi, North Canterbury

Photograph taken at a 1922 hui in Tuahiwi to discuss the Ngāi Tahu land claim (which was eventually settled on 21 November 1997).
Photograph taken at a 1922 hui in Tuahiwi to discuss the Ngāi Tahu land claim (which was eventually settled on 21 November 1997).

Te Tiriti o Waitangi Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Waitangi Day is coming up so why not find out more about the Treaty of Waitangi? The Treaty of Waitangi Collection is an amazing resource.
Waitangi Day is coming up so why not find out more about the Treaty of Waitangi? The Treaty of Waitangi Collection is an amazing resource.

A Matariki poem: Ururangi – Seventh born A Matariki poem: Ururangi – Seventh born

An original poem about Matariki that references one of the stars of the cluster, Ururangi - the star of the wind.
An original poem about Matariki that references one of the stars of the cluster, Ururangi - the star of the wind.

Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards

See the finalists and winners in the 2017 Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards.
See the finalists and winners in the 2017 Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards.

Podcast - The New Zealand Wars Podcast - The New Zealand Wars

Episode from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia about official commemoration of The New Zealand Wars, 28 October.
Episode from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia about official commemoration of The New Zealand Wars, 28 October.
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