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 - 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
Te reo Māori - Māori language
Recommended Māori language information and resources.
Books and reading
Staff picks, book reviews, award-winners - Fiction and non-fiction by Māori authors or about Te Ao Māori.
In the catalogue
Whakapapa - Genealogy
Resources and advice on researching Māori family history at library. You can also book a librarian for one-on-one research help.
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
At the library
Find out more about the services and resources available at Christchurch City Libraries.
Te ao Māori at the library
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.