Te Ao Māori

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.

Ilustration of fauna and flora and the sun, netted by Māui emerging from a book

Te Ao Māori for tamariki

Māori resources for tamariki. Get crafty, read and learn te reo Māori, and explore.

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

Check our online whakapapa guide for resources and advice on researching Māori family history or book a librarian for one-on-one help.

Te reo Māori - Māori language

Recommended Māori language information and resources. We will celebrate Te wiki o te reo Māori 14-20 Mahuru/September 2020.

In the catalogue

 

Matariki - the Māori New Year

Find library events and resources about Matariki.

Te Ao Tūturu - The natural world

At the library

Te Reo Māori self checkout
Te Reo Māori self checkout July 2014. Flickr: 2014-07-10-IMG_0669

Ngā Pounamu Māori
Find out about our Māori collections.

Bilingual signage
The signage that we use in our libraries - with sound files so that you can hear the pronunciation.

Library Names
The stories of our libraries’ Māori names.

Māori Land Court Minute Books Index (MLCMBI)
The Māori Land Court Minute Books contain judges’ notes on court sittings from 1865 to 1910.

Ngā Ūpoko Tukutuku Māori Subject Headings
Online tool for librarians and archivists providing standard terms for use when describing material either in or about Māori.

Ngā Manu Tīoriori (The Songbirds) – The Christchurch City Council Waiata Group

Bicultural plans

A set of Te Ao Māori images on Flickr

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