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Rerehua / Taoka Pūoro – Arts and Music

Rerehua / Taoka Pūoro - Arts and Music

Explore traditional and contemporary Māori arts and music.

Waka toi – Contemporary Māori art

This page highlights established and up and coming contemporary Māori artists working in different media.

Featured topics

Featured arts and music topics

Te manu tukutuku, the Māori kite

Find resources and information about woven, traditional Māori kites.

Telling our stories: An archive of Māori artists - Teina

In the second in a series of posts, Māori Collections Specialist, Māia, highlights the work of contemporary Māori artists.

Kapa haka

Information and resources about performance of traditional and contemporary Māori waiata, mōteatea, poi and haka.

Toi Māori – Traditional Māori art

Resources about traditional Māori arts such as whakairo (carving) and raranga (weaving).

Featured: Raranga - weaving

Pūawaitanga o te Ringa – Fruits of our busy hands

About the series of tukutuku panels that were specially woven as a community project and are in place at Tūranga.

Māori weaving for kids

Find out the different steps in weaving harakeke and different types of weaving (raranga).

The stars of Matariki / Ngā whetu o Matariki

Instructions and video on how to make a woven star from harakeke.

Making a putiputi

Step by step instructions on how to make a simple putiputi harakeke (flax flower).

In the catalogue

Māori music — Taonga Pūoro

Information and resources about Māori musical traditions.

Māori music in the catalogue

Mahi poi

Ngā Whāinga – Challenges – MAHI POI - Make your own poi

This school holidays, our Māori Services team bring you activities for tamariki. Today: Ngā Whāinga – Challenges - MAHI POI - Make poi
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