Te Whare Pukapuka o Whakaoriori

The Masterton District Library and the Wairarapa Archive have extensive collections of Maori publications and records for researchers, study, Te Reo learners and recreational reading.

The Puanga Kohanga pre-school programme each Thursday morning from 10.30am to 11.30am is delivered in Te Reo. Music, songs, crafts and stories make this programme fun for caregivers and their preschoolers. For more information 06 3706253 or email library@library.mstn.govt.nz.

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Online Resources

Kupu o te Ra
Take the time to have a browse of our favourite Te Reo Māori website – it’s awesome!

Māori Land Online
Provides a snapshot of current ownership, trustee, memorial and block information for land that falls within the jurisdiction of the Māori Land Court, under Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 and other legislation.

Kōrero Māori
Gateway for everyone who wants to speak the Māori language – from beginner to fluent speaker. Includes interactive conversations, cultural information and advice.

Waitangi Tribunal
Provides general information on the Treaty of Waitangi and the claims process.

First peoples in Māori tradition
Among Māori tribes there are many oral traditions about ancient peoples and gods who inhabited New Zealand from the beginning of time.