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This guide is here to assist in your research, teaching, learning, and cultural development process. It provides explanations on various sources of information and resources, how to search for information in both te reo Māori and the English language, how to determine its value, and how to use in your course work.
Additionally, it provides links to a myriad of online resources to support your inquiries and investigations into ako and mātauranga Māori.
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An information source is anything from which information emerges, materializes, or is retrieved. For example it can be a person, a place, and even an object.
Primary Sources of Information
Material that contains original information that has been the basis of other research, such as:
Secondary Sources of Information
Material that describes or anaylzes a primary resource, such as:
Picture books are usually the first books that parents share with their children. The library holds a number of picture books filed by the name of the author. There is also a collection of English language picture books that have been translated into te reo Māori.
Search the catalogue using the keywords: "Childrens stories Maori" or “Māori language stories” and the subject, e.g. “childrens stories Maori” identity
The Whakawhiti chapter books contain a single theme but cover a range of subjects that are both fiction, and non-fiction stories. They are intended as independent recreational resources written specifically for students in Years 7-9 who have highly developed Māori language skills. They can also be read by adults who are highly proficient in te reo Māori. The books are filed by the name of the author.
Search the catalogue using the keywords: “Maori language readers” or “Māori language chapter books” and the subject, e.g., Maori language readers emotions
He Kohikohinga Readers
He Kohikohinga is a miscellany of stories aimed at Years 3-5, from middle to senior primary school students. It is written specifically but not exclusively for students who are in Māori total immersion schools. The stories highlight different writing techniques to assist in improving and enhancing literacy skills including poetic writing, narratives, articles, and plays. 499.44286 KOH
Te Tautoko Readers
Te Tautoko is a miscellany of stories aimed at Years 7-8. It is written specifically but not exclusively for students who are in Māori total immersion schools.899.44208 TAU
Search the catalogue using the keywords: “Maori language readers” and the subject, e.g., Maori language readers emotions
Te Wharekura is a miscellany of stories aimed at Years 11-13 with a high proficiency in te reo Māori.
Eke Panuku Graphic Novels
Eke Panuku has been created to appeal to reluctant readers and is a reading resources designed in a contemporary comic-book style. Full of amusing topics and serial stories designed to capture the imaginations people of all ages. 899.44208 EKE
Toi Te Kupu
Toi Te Kupu is a Māori language newspaper specifically designed for but not exclusively for students who attend Māori total immersion schools. For students and adults with a medium to high level of Māori language proficiency, covering a range of topics within te ao Māori. 059.994 TOI
The Māori classroom collection for early childhood, kōhanga reo, and early primary schooling years (Year 0-2) have all been levelled using the Ngā Kete Kōrero Framework.
The levels were especially developed to assist children learning to read in Māori, to also help develop Māori language literacy.
Pīpī Pānui: Based on individual letters or digraphs (wh, ng). Used to form words, and simple phrases. Some have simple songs at the end. 499.44286 PIP ...
Pīpī Pāngarau: Based on individual numbers, they have examples to reaffirm the learning of each number. Encourages the use of numbers, shapes, couting, and pictures. 499.44286 PIP ...
Tōku Kōhanga Series: This series varies from picture only, single words, and simple sentences. Find them by browsing the shelves looking for their distinctive shape- most are at 499.44286TE or 499.44286 TOK
He Kete Kōrero Series: This series also varies from single words to simple sentences. 499.44286 KET SMI
Big Books: The big books are based on the following series: Pīpī Ara Pūreta; Pīpī Pānui; Pīpī Pāngarau; Tōku Kōhanga; He Kete Kōrero. 499.44286 PIP CRA