Māori Resources

Māori Services

Moana Munro, Te Kaitiakipukapuka Māori - Māori Resources Librarian.

Moana is based in Hastings but also connects with Flaxmere & Havelock North Libraries. 

Moana helps with research, organises programmes, connects with the community and looks after our Māori collections.

Māori Collections

Each of our three libraries has an Adult Māori Section and also a Junior Māori Section.  In Hastings War Memorial Library the Adult Māori Section has both reference and lending collections and is located on the ground level overlooking Civic Square and Ngā Pou o Heretaunga. 

These collections contain items of cultural, historical, social and language significance for all of Aotearoa.   Emphasis is given to any material of a local nature, particularly Ngāti Kahungunu.

Matariki Resources

Learn about Matariki, the Māori New Year, with links to library resources and websites.

Websites for Māori Research

Online resources to help with research in Māori related subjects.

Includes links to local information, maps, health, land, te reo and many more...

He Pātaka Kupu Ture / The Legal Māori Archive

Legal Māori Archive, a online collection of more than 14,000 pages of around 250 19th century documents that illustrate the bi-lingual nature of New Zealand's legal history.

Maori Land Court Minute Book Index Database

Library Access

Public Access

Library card number required

The Māori Land Court Minute Book Index database provides easy and quick access to over 1100 minute books between 1865 and 1910. Covers the Taitokerau, Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Waiariki, Aotea, Takitimu, and Waipounamu Maori Land Court Districts.

Available in our libraries only (no charge).

Māori Subject Headings

Ngā Ūpoko Tukutuku has been developed as part of the Māori Subject Headings Project jointly sponsored by LIANZA, Te Rōpū Whakahau and the National Library of New Zealand.

This provides a structured path to subjects to assist researchers find material in libraries.

NZETC - NZ Electronic Text Collection

NZETC is a large and ever growing resource comprising of digitised historical texts, manuscripts, born-digital contemporary texts.

Search the collection or browse by people, projects, works or subjects.

More at http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-NZETC-About.html

Available in the libraries (no charge) or from home.  No login needed.

The Treaty of Waitangi - Te Tiriti o Waitangi Resources

On Our Shelves

We have a wide selection of books on various aspects of the Treaty.  Treaty of Waitangi Reports are available in the Māori Section at Hastings Library.

Internet Links

View links to Treaty of Waitangi online resources.

Waitangi Day & the Treaty

Waitangi Day

"Every year on 6 February, New Zealand marks the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.  In that year, representatives of the British Crown and over 500 Māori chiefs signed what is New Zealand's founding document."  Read more...

The Treaty of Waitangi came to Hawke's Bay

A copy of the Treaty was signed in Hawke's Bay on 24 June 1840. Major Bunbury anchored off the Tukituki River mouth in the HMS Herald and sought the signature of Te Hapuku in particular.  The Herald-Bunbury Treaty copy includes Te Hapuku, Waikato and Mahikai (Kahungunu) as signatories.

Image: An artist's rendition of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.


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