Māori resources

Items from our Māori collections are available for lending in all branch libraries. There is a comprehensive reference collection in the Māori Room at Whangārei Central Library.

Picture of a the kowhaiwhai spine label used on items in the Māori collection.Picture of the patikitiki spine label used on items in the Māori collection.

Māori material is identified by the kowhaiwhai  (left) and patikitiki (right) symbols on their spine labels.

Reference or not for loan materials also have a red 'R' label. These items may not be borrowed, however there are photocopying facilities available. 

Photocopy services

Our Māori resources include

  • audio visual items
  • language and literature
  • natural history
  • philosophy and religion
  • pure science
  • social sciences
  • technology
  • the arts
  • whakapapa

Māori Internet resources

Te Tai Tokerau (Northland) 

Information and history on Ngāpuhi.

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi

The website for Te Rarawa people across the world.  

Te Rūnanga o Te Rarawa

Te Kōrero

Search both English to Māori, and Māori to English.

Te Aka Māori-English, English-Māori Dictionary and Index

Te Reo Māori resources, events and news 

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori- Māori Language Commission

The Ministry of Education's bilingual website - the online learning centre 

Te Kete Ipurangi

This index is from an unpublished manuscript compiled about 1925 by the missioNāry

Rev. Henry James Fletcher (1868-1933).

In its original form it was 987 pages long, a vast index of Māori Nāmes referred to in books and journals, including the names of boundaries, Māori individuals, canoes, trees, landmarks and geographical locations. 

Index of Māori Names

General resources

A subject guide to Māori topics provided by the National Library of New Zealand.

Te Puna Web Directory

This website provides support, opportunities, resources and publications for Māori.

Te Puni Kokiri - Ministry of Māori Development

This website sets out to give a concise account of the Treaty of Waitangi itself and the issues surrounding it, which generally are not well understood. 

Treaty of Waitangi

Māori arts and culture including events and artist profiles. 

Toi Māori Aotearoa

Media

Māori Newspapers

Niupepa

Māori Television