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Māori Education Guide: Home

Tēnā koe!

Nau mai, haere mai, tauti mai!

Welcome to the Māori education guide! You will find some information to assist and support your study, learning and research enquiries.You will find links to a myriad of online and print resources that provide a multifaceted view of mātauranga Māori, ako Māori, and other support sites.

If you have any queries or if assistance is needed, please feel free to contact me in either te reo Māori, or the English language.

Ngā mihi



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.

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

Nau mai, tauti mai!

Te Puna Ako has a Māori Collection/Kohikohika Māori for general books on Māori topics. This is located on the ground floor of the library.

Upstairs we also hold books on Māori Education and teaching Māori. In most areas of the library we use the Library of Congress classification system. We also use the Dewey system for items more likely to be used in schools, such as items in the Classroom Collection (downstairs). We have online tutorials for learning about call numbers for Library of Congress (LC) and Dewey systems, or just ask a librarian if you are unsure. 


Helpful Sites

Māori Resources and Collections

Māori books are held in all of the UC libraries. You will find books relating to Māori Education at the Te Puna Rakahau o Macmillan Brown (Macmillan Brown Library), Te Puna Mātauraka o Waitaha (Central Library), and also in Te Puna Ako (Education Library). By searching the catalogue you can find and order books and resources at all of our different locations. There are three main sections, which are

Māori Classroom (located in Te Puna Ako only)

Included are monolingual reo Māori journals (He Kohikohinga, Te Tautoko, Te Wharekura, Ngā Kōrero), chapter books (Whakawhiti) magazines (Tāiki E!, Toi Te Kupu), comic books (Eke Panuku), early childhood readers (Pīpī Pānui, Pīpī Pāngarau, He Purapura)

There is also an extensive range of bilingual resources for general perusal or study purposes.

Māori Cultural

Includes material on Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi, culture, language, literature, education, politics, law, art, sciences, and religion to name a few. Also includes a number of monolingual (reo Māori) and bilingual dictionaries, wordlists and other language referencing material.

Does not include children's material.

Māori Academic 

Material about Māori education (call number range: LC 3501), teaching te reo Māori and teaching in Māori medium schools (call number range: PL 6465)

Contact us for help

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Waitangi Teepa
Te Puna Rakahau o Macmillan Brown
Te Ao Marama Building
8:30am - 4:30pm Monday to Friday
Phone: 03 369 4533 (internal ext 94533)

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