Kōrero Taumata Rau, Tū Tangata o te Ao - Biography and People
We have a range of useful databases, which can be accessed on our Digital Content page. Particularly useful is:
Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand is the complete guide to our peoples, environment, history, culture and society. Te Ara also includes the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, containing the life stories of over 3,000 people.
Te Kāhui Māngai is a useful tool for anyone to find out basic information about iwi, hapū and marae. Te Kāhui Māngai gives information on iwi identified in the Māori Fisheries Act 2004, and those iwi/hapū that have begun the process of negotiating settlement of their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims; this includes their rohe, hapū, marae, and the organisations whose mandates to represent these iwi/hapū have been recognised by the New Zealand Government.
The 28th Māori Battalion site covers a range of topics from the Battalion's formation in 1939 to its eventual disbandment in 1946. Topics include: about the 28th, call to arms, Greece and Crete, desert fighters, Italian campaign, life in the battalion, home front, after the war, battalion diary and letters.