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. 


Library from home resources for tamariki

Ngā Whāinga

Our Māori Services team bring you activities for tamariki.

Ngā Whāinga – Challenges

In the catalogue


Music and song

Popular 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).

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.

The stars of Matariki / Ngā whetu o Matariki

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

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

Ngā Whāinga: AKONA TĒTAHI POI HOU – Learn a new poi song

Ngā Whāinga – Challenges - AKONA TĒTAHI POI HOU – Whaea Rochelle helps you learn a new poi song.

Te Reo Māori

Te Reo Māori


Kids' Treaty Zone

Tī Kōuka Whenua



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.
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