Te Ao Māori for tamariki

Te Ao Māori - Tamariki

Kia ora. On this page we share some of the cool Māori resources we have for tamariki. Get crafty, read and learn te reo Māori, and explore. 



Matariki for Tamariki

Find out all about the traditions of Māori New Year on our Matariki for Kids page.

Matariki websites for kids

A selection of websites suitable for kids with information and resources about Matariki.

Matariki Learning Resource

Information and activities about Puanga and Matariki to help year 1 to 8 pupils identify, learn about, and celebrate the Māori New Year.

Popular resources


Ngā Whāinga

Our Māori Services team bring you activities for tamariki.

Ngā Whāinga – Challenges

Find books

Music and song



Te manu tukutuku – Māori kites for kids

Māori kites are known as manu tukutuku or manu aute. Manu is the word for both bird and kite. Learn more and find kite resources.

Making a putiputi

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

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.


Kids' Treaty Zone

Tī Kōuka Whenua

Te Reo Māori

Te Reo Māori

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