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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. 

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Summertime Reading Challenge - Kōrero pukapuka ā te wā o raumati

Kids and Teens - ages 0 to 18 - tell us about your summer reads in three words and be in to win!
Summertime Reading Challenge is on all through summer until Sunday 28 February 2021.

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Ngā Whāinga

Our Māori Services team bring you activities for tamariki.

Find books

Music and song

Crafts

Crafts

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.

History

Kids' Treaty Zone

Tī Kōuka Whenua

Te Reo Māori

Te Reo Māori

Matariki

Matariki

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 2020: Crafts, stories, and more

This year, to help everyone prepare for their Matariki celebrations we've created digital storytimes, make sheets, and craft resources.
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