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Information about the Māori resources that are available at the libraries and on the internet.
Updated: 19/07/2018 10:06 a.m.

Whangarei Libraries' Māori collections are available for lending in all branch libraries with a comprehensive reference collection in the Māori Room at Whangarei Central Library.

Reference material may not be borrowed, however there are photocopying facilities available.

All Māori material is identified by a kowhaiwhai symbol, and reference materials have a red 'R’ sticker.

Our Māori Resources include:

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

Māori Internet resources

Te Tai Tokerau (Northland) 

Te Runanga A Iwi o Ngapuhi

Information and history on Ngapuhi.

Te Runanga o Te Rarawa
The website for Te Rarawa people across the world.

Ngati Hine
Ngati Hine are an indigenous people of northern Aotearoa / New Zealand. 

Ngati Hine Iwi descendants are around 50,000 or more in number.

We are proud to be an independent, self sustaining member of the Ngapuhi Federation called Ngapuhi Nui Tonu.

 Te Korereo

Te Aka Māori-English, English-Māori Dictionary and Index
Search both English to Māori, and Māori to English.

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori- Māori Language Commission

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

Index of Māori Names
This index is from an unpublished manuscript compiled about 1925 by the missionary
Rev. Henry James Fletcher (1868-1933).

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

General resources

Te Puna Web Directory
A subject guide to Māori topics provided by the National Library of New Zealand.

Te Puni Kokiri - Ministry of Maori Development

Treaty of Waitangi
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.

Toi Māori Aotearoa
Māori arts and culture including events and artist profiles.


Niupepa Māori Newspapers

Māori Television





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