Te ao Māori
Explore the world of Māori language, culture, history and more.
E tipu e rea mō ngā rā o tō ao
Ko to ringaringa ki ngā rākau a te Pākehā
Hei oranga mō tō tinana
Ko tō ngākau ki ngā tāonga a ō tipuna Māori
Hei tikitiki mō tō māhuna
Ko tō wairua ki tō atua
Nānā nei ngā mea katoa
(Tā Apirana Ngata)
Tēnā koutou katoa. E ngā mana, e ngā waka, e ngā hau e whā e te iwi whānui tēnā koutou. He mihi whānui atu tēnei na Ngā Kete Wananga o Ōtautahi tēnā koutou. Nau mai, haere mai ki tēnei wāhi, he ara ki ngā rauemi me ngā ratonga Māori. Tēnā tātou katoa.
Matariki After School Activity ZoneJun 12th | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Matariki After School Activity ZoneJun 13th | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Matariki After School Activity ZoneJun 14th | 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Kawhe & KōreroJun 15th | 10:00am - 11:00am
Me Kōrero TātouJun 15th | 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Matariki - Māori New Year
Learn about the stars of Matariki, the traditions surrounding this time of year, and how you can celebrate.
Matariki resources and information
Matariki: Māori New Year
Matariki for Tamariki
Te reo Māori - Māori language
Recommended Māori language information and resources.
Te Ao Māori for tamariki
Rerehua / Taoka Pūoro - Arts and Music
Books and reading
Staff picks, book reviews, award-winners - Fiction and non-fiction by Māori authors or about Te Ao Māori.
In the catalogue
Pikihuia Award winners
Te Kura Pounamu Award for Te Reo Māori
The Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2021
Tāhuhu Kōrero - History
Our Tāhuhu Kōrero - History section has information on Māori local history, Treaty of Waitangi, Māori place names, and historical events like Parihaka.
Whakapapa - Genealogy
Resources and advice on researching Māori family history at library. You can also book a librarian for one-on-one research help.
Whakapapa website resources
Te ao tūturu - The natural world
Explore Māori use of natural resources for food, fibre or health.
Featured resources, Te ao tūturu - the natural world
Tī Kōuka – The Cabbage Tree
Te rongoā Māori
Traditional Māori kai
At the library
Find out more about the services and resources available at Christchurch City Libraries.
Te ao Māori at the library
Bilingual signage at Christchurch City Libraries
Māori library names
Waruwarutū / Ngā Pounamu Māori collection
Te ao Māori: Flickr album
- Te Ara Tika 2012 to 2014
- Te Ara Hou – The New Pathway 2008 – 2010
- Ngā Tapuwae Hou / New Footsteps (to 2007)
Issue books in te reo Māori
All our libraries have self checkout machines with a te reo Māori option.
New Māori titles
See the latest Māori resources added to the library's collection.