Library Subject Guides

Māori Education Guide: Teaching Te Reo Māori in English-medium Primary Schools


You will also find a myriad of information and resources in the Māori Resources: Primary and Secondary tab.



Search across a range of Library resources, including


He Rauemi Rangahau - Kaupapa Māori Research

Mai Review A forum for research and information on capability and capacity building for Māori and Indigenous people.

Tirohanga Maori (Maori Perspectives) link on the University of Auckland website

Rangahau This website aims to assist Māori researchers through the kaupapa Māori research process.

Te Reo Māori in the Classroom

Some teaching resources and activity books in the Education Library

Online Resources

For your own language learning

Te Whanake online  

Online resource that supports Te Kākano required text across Education papers.

Te Aka

Online Dictionary that supports the Te Whanake series.  This is the online version of the required text used by Educ courses.  Best online Māori/English English/ Māori dictionary around.

 Kōrero Māori  

Supported by the Maori Language Commission, this site has resources and activities to support the learning of te reo Maori.

For teaching and lesson planning

Te Kete Ipurangi Resources   

TKI provides a rich selection of online resources and tools to support te reo Māori and tikanga Māori including online discussion groups, blog posts, school stories, case studies, learning modules, videos, and interactives.

 Te Whakaipurangi Rauemi

Resources for teachers effective in promoting language learning and to support Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki and Te Reo Māori in the Māori language curriculum.  The resources can be used in both Mainstream and Kura Kaupapa classroom environments.

 Te reo Maori in English medium schools

Reo Māori Resources developed to meet requirements outlined in the New Zealand Curriculum. (Mainstream)

Local resources

 Christchurch City Libraries: Tī Kōuka whenua

Local Māori history database.  Searchable by map or index.  May be helpful for local Maori, local history or geographic enquiries/assignment questions.

 Christchurch City Libraries: Māori Zone

Maori resources spanning a variety of topic areas. 

 Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu : Destination Reo @ Ngāi Tahu

Ngāi Tahu have a language revitalisation strategy of having one thousand homes speaking Ngāi Tahu reo in the home as a first language by 2025.  To date more than 1500 Kai Tahu whānau are registered with the programme this website has resources to support the delivery of Kotahi Mano Kaika.

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Curriculum Document

You can get this from:


Level 2 of the Education Library at PL 6465 .A6 .A286 2009.


Online from Te Kete Ipurangi

First Dictionaries