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Whakaputa Mōhio

Te Ao and Reo resources

Where can I find information about Matariki?

National Library

This collection of Matariki resources helps explain the significance of Matariki to iwi Māori, as well as some traditions and how Matariki is celebrated in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Mānawatia a Matariki: Discover some great resources to support teaching and learning about Matariki and ideas for celebrating the beginning of the Māori New Year in your school.

Digital NZ – Ā – Tihi o Aotearoa

Explore a range of Matariki stories, images, and related audio and video.

Te Papa

Read, watch, play with Te Papa's Matariki collection.

Listen to Matariki and Māori astronomy with Dr. Rangi Matamua.

Matariki activity book

Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Free Matariki Resources

Teach the Maramataka and the Māori months in your classroom with the help of Te Papa's ori calendar learning resource (suitable for ages 5-10).

How to use Maramataka Maori Lunar Calendar | Te Papa

The Maramataka with Rereata Makiha | RNZ: The Māori Lunar Calendar or the Maramataka outlines the different phases of the moon and is a guide to the optimal days for fishing, planting or harvesting food. Maramataka exponent Rereata Makiha discusses the different names of the moon phases and how these also relate to human behaviours. Te Ahi Kaa presents highlights of a recent presentation at Rotorua Library.

Living Life by the Maramataka | Te Hiku: A resurgence in understanding maramataka in the last five years has seen many around the country wanting to align their lives to the lunar cycle. For Heeni Hoterene, who has been closely studying the moon phases for 16 years, the resurgence has also been about people searching for connection and guidance.

Te Maramataka: A way to live and know | AKO: As mātauranga Māori is more widely recognised, schools and kura are using Te Maramataka to connect with the environment and themselves.

Māui’s Taonga Tales

Aimed at children aged seven to eleven, this book’s lively stories tell the tales of some of the taonga held at Aotearoa New Zealand’s famous national museum, Te Papa, through appealing text and fantastic illustrations.

Downloadable activity books | Te Papa


Te Aka Māori Dictionary aims to support learners of Māori. New entries and additional meanings continue to be added.

A Māori word a day - Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori | NZHistory: 365 useful words and phrases in te reo, compiled and recorded by Martin Wikaira.


Reo | E-Tangata

Everyday Māori on Apple Podcasts | Hemi Kelly: This podcast is dedicated to helping you to learn everyday Māori you can use in everyday situations.

Ki Tu | Māori Television: Ki Tua is a podcast with a difference, covering current events and important issues with guests, through to formative moments in their lives. Available in NZ & Australia only.

Taringa | Te Wānanga o Aotearoa: Want to increase your knowledge of te ao Māori (the Māori world)? With a mixture of Māori and English, the Taringa podcast is the perfect way to learn te reo and tikanga Māori in a fun and relaxed way. Taringa is brought to you by Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary education providers. We offer a comprehensive range of qualifications to New Zealanders from all walks of life.


A Māori Phrase a Day by Hemi Kelly | Penguin Books New Zealand

Māori Minute | Quintin Hita: Māori in a Minute is divided into three parts. The first part is Takawiniwini, the digital children’s library that is 100% te reo Māori. Obviously this will be most useful to fluent speaking children/families. The second part is Games. These games are loaded in a website browser and require up-to-date operating systems to function optimally. And the third part is hundreds of home videos that were taken as a video diary over 2-3 years. They are snippets of te reo Māori life, and have no particular structure to them. They demonstrate words and sentences relevant to the day to day activities during that period.

Māori Language Online | Te Whanake: Te Whanake is a set of print and digital resources for learning and teaching the Māori language. It also includes Te Aka Māori Dictionary. This website provides access to the full range of free online resources for independent learning and interaction.

Te Reo Māori | Services to Schools: Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Te Karere (TVNZ) and Māori Television promote Te Reo Māori and offer Māori perspectives on many issues. Explore the history of the language and the resources used to learn and revive Te Reo Māori in schools and society.

Search DigitalNZ's collection of Te reo maori articles and images.

National Library

A treaty: Te Tiriti o Waitangi is the agreement that Aotearoa New Zealand is built on. It has often been hotly debated, and at times ignored or broken but, for many New Zealanders, it remains a source of hope and optimism for our future.

Treaty of Waitangi: Te Tiriti o Waitangi was signed in 1840. This topic covers our founding document, the different versions, main signatories, loss of treaty rights, impact on Māori, protests, timeline settlements, and work by the Waitangi Tribunal.

Journey of the Treaty of Waitangi: The journey of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its signatories is as important as Te Tiriti itself. This topic includes the events that followed the signing, and the impacts and shifting attitudes towards Te Tiriti over the years.

Explore National Library's Waitangi images.

Te Papa

The Treaty of Waitangi: Kei te whakanuia kei te tautohetia. Ōna tika, ōna hē, heoi kei te tuku whakamārama. Hē uaua ōna wā ki muri, engari, he tohu ‘hīkoi whakamua’mō Aotearoa. Kō te Tiriti ō Waitangi te tuhinga matua mō tēnei whenua. | It is celebrated and argued over. It contains contradictions, and yet it offers clarity. It has a rocky past, but it is providing New Zealanders with new ways forward. It is the Treaty of Waitangi – this nation’s founding agreement.

Waitangi Day activity book: He puka mahi utu kore ka taea te tuku mai hei āwhina i te tamariki kia mārama ai ki te tapu o te Rā o Waitangi. He mahere, he kara, he panga kupu, he mahi pikitia he whakakarakara te ara o te ako. E tika anō mā te tamariki kura tuatahi. | A free downloadable activity book to help kids understand the significance of Waitangi Day. Learn through maps, flags, word puzzles, drawing, and colouring in. Perfect for primary-aged children.

National Library

A declaration: He Whakaputanga: He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni – the Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand is hugely important. It was how rangatira (Māori leaders) told the world, back in 1835, that New Zealand was an independent Māori nation.

He Whakaputanga, Te Reo Māori: Kua whiriwhiria e mātou ēnei rauemi hei tautoko i a koe inā hiahia ana koe ki ngā mōhiohio e pā atu ana ki He Whakaputanga.

He Whakaputanga, English: He Whakaputanga was signed on 28 October 1835 declaring New Zealand an independent nation. These resources cover the declaration, its significance, the articles, translations, signatories and why this document still matters today.

National Library of New Zealand's collection of Maori Northland images and articles.

Set up by the Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975, the Waitangi Tribunal is a permanent commission of inquiry that makes recommendations on claims brought by Māori relating to Crown actions which breach the promises made in the Treaty of Waitangi. Search reports, find out about upcoming events, or explore the claims process.

Last updated: 08 May 2024 10:27am