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Ngā Rerehua, Tuhinga Matua - Arts and Literature

Te Puna Web Directory - Māori: Arts and Literature

Ali Brown - Step-by-step instructions for gathering, preparing, dyeing, and weaving flax.

Te Ao Hou - This website lets you search and browse all 76 issues of the magazine Te Ao Hou The New World. Te Ao Hou was published from 1952 to 1976 by the Māori Affairs Department in New Zealand Aotearoa.

The Archive of Māori and Pacific Music - The Archive of Māori and Pacific Music comprises an ethnographic sound collection relating to the Pacific which is of national and international significance.

Information on the Haka

Home of Poi - extensive resources on the art of spinning, swinging and twirling and provides online lessons for poi and staff twirling.

Index of Māori Names - University of Waikato provides access to this. The index is from an unpublished manuscript compiled about 1925 by the missionary Rev. Henry James Fletcher (1868-1933). In its original form it was 987 pages long, a vast index of Māori names referred to in books and journals, including the names of boundaries, Māori individuals, canoes, trees, landmarks and geographical locations.

Māori Art -  Showcasing Māori artists and their work.

The Māori Literature Trust

Māori Performing arts – Kapa Haka

Information about Whakairo - carving

Waiata - New Zealand Folk Song website.

Ngā Aho Whakaari - Māori in screen production

Traditional Māori Proverbs: Some General Themes

Wairoa Māori Film Festival

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Friends of the Napier Library present: The Long Road From a Broken Heart - Jeremy Scott, Adventurer
Where: Napier Boys' High School, Chambers Street, Te Awa, Napier When: Wednesday 26 April 2017 6:00pm – 8:30pm
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Book Launch
Join author, entrepreneur and adventurer Sequoia Schmidt at Napier Library on the 24 April from 5.30pm - 7.30pm for a special Q&A and a reading from her autobiography: Journey of Heart; A Sojourn to K2.
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