Collection of Māori Resources at Ōamaru Public Library

Te Ao Māori

As well as having physical print resources, Waitaki District Libraries is slowly building its e-resources for Te Ao Māori.  These resources are generic for now, as we slowly work with local Iwi to build our collections.

Māori Language Commission Visit The Māori Language Commission website for pronunciation guides, Tikanga Māori and resources. The Māori Language Commission was set up under the Māori Language Act 1987 and continued under Te Ture Reo Māori 2016 / Māori Language Act 2016 to promote the use of Māori as a living language and as an ordinary means of communication.

Māori Word of the Day Te Reo Māori, ia rā ia rā! You can register for daily emails of new words – kupu in te reo Māori or you can use the menu options provided on the kupu website to browse words, test yourself and look up grammar.

He reo nō ngā whakaritenga me ngā pukapuka here / Language of agreement and obligation This is part of the Legal Māori Archive, a selection of texts relating to the use of Māori language in legal contexts.

Treaty of Waitangi (New Zealand History website) The Treaty of Waitangi section includes material originally found on, a site developed by the Treaty Information Unit in the State Services Commission. Material from that site was combined with other topics on NZHistory to provide a range of features about the Treaty of Waitangi and Waitangi Day.

He Tohu He Tohu is a permanent exhibition of 3 iconic constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa New Zealand. 1835 He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni — Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand 1840 Te Tiriti o Waitangi — Treaty of Waitangi 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition — Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine