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.

Popular resources


Ngā Whāinga – Challenges for Tamariki

Our Māori Services team bring you activities for tamariki.

Te Whata Raki

Come and discover our online world Te Whata Raki.

Online Reo Māori resources for tamariki

This list focuses on some great Māori online resources to entertain your tamariki at home.

Tuvalu general resources

Tālofa, here is a selection of Tuvalu resources that cover language, culture and climate - in both Tuvalu and English.

Ngā Whāinga - Challenges

Ngā Whāinga – Challenges

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Tī Kōuka Whenua

Tī Kōuka Whenua explores the many Māori sites of significance found throughout Ōtautahi (Christchurch City), Horomaka (Banks Peninsula) and the wider Canterbury region.

Treaty Zone

Treaty Zone is our place for kids to find out about the Treaty of Waitangi.

Kids' Treaty Zone



Making a putiputi
Guide to making a putiputi (flower) from harakeke.
Te Manu Tukutuku – Māori kites for kids
Find out about Māori kites – manu tukutuku or manu aute.
Find out about traditional Māori weaving.
Story blankets
Explore photos of story blankets at Rehua Marae, 2012.
Stars of Matariki / Ngā whetu o Matariki
Step by step instructions on making a star from harakeke.

Colouring in

Download these colouring in pages.

Te Reo Māori

A Beginner’s Kete
A tool to help learn the basics of the Māori language.
Te Wā Kōrero - Storytime [22MB PDF]
Our bilingual Ready for Reading story book about a trip to the library.
A fun quiz to test your reo.
Te reo storybooks online
Choose from four books in Te Reo.
Te Reo at the International Children's Digital Library
Read Māori books online from the International Children's Digital Library


Ngā Kete Wānanga o Ōtautahi (Christchurch City Libraries) celebrate:


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Naia kā waiata o Kāi Tahu includes free downloads for the music and words of Kāi Tahu waiata.

New Zealand folk song has a collection of waiata, including plenty for kids.

More links to Māori information

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