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Ngā Pūkaea o te Kāwanatanga - Government

The library has a wide variety of resources that cover Ngā Pūkaea o te Kāwanatanga as part of our Heritage Collection, Heritage Māori Collection and Heritage Hawke's Bay Māori Collection. 


We have a range of useful databases, which can be accessed on our Digital Content page.  Three key resources are:

archives new zealand5Archives New Zealand

Archives New Zealand preserves and protects more than seven million official records, from 19th century treaties to 21st century documents and data.  Their goal is for all New Zealanders to easily access and use this taonga, connecting you to your rights and entitlements and stories - now and for the future.

nz legislationNew Zealand Legislation

The authoritative source of Acts, Bills, and Legislative Instruments.  New Zealand Legislation also includes High Court Rules, interpretation of legislation, New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, and links to other useful websites.

stats2Statistics New Zealand Tatauranga Aotearoa

Statistics New Zealand Tatauranga Aotearoa is New Zealand's official data agency.  They collect information from people and organisations through censuses and surveys, and use this information to publish insights and data about New Zealand.  The site includes The New Zealand Official Yearbook 1893-2012 which provide a comprehensive statistical picture of life in New Zealand.

Other Useful Resources: 

  • Manatū Hauora - The Ministry of health is the Government's advisor for health and disability, and is charged with setting the direction for Māori health and guiding the sector in increasing access, achieving equity and improving outcomes for Māori.
  • Manatū Taonga - The Ministry for Culture and Heritage provide advice on arts, culture, heritage and broadcasting issues in consultation with government ministers.
  • Pāremata Aotearoa - New Zealand Parliament.
  • Te Arawhiti - the Office for Māori Crown Relations is a new Crown agency dedicated to fostering strong, ongoing and effective relationships with Māori across Government.
  • Te Kaunihera Māori o Aotearoa - the general functions of the New Zealand Māori Council are set out in the Maori Community Development Act 1962, which conves the Council's purpose and gives the framework in which they operate.
  • Te Papa Atawhai - The Department of Conservation is the government agency charged with conserving New Zealand's natural and historic heritage.
  • Te Papa Tongarewa - The Museum of New Zealand.
  • Te Puni Kōkiri - Te Puni Kōkiri was established under the Māori Development Act 1991, and has a range of responsibilities from te reo Māori and culture through many social and economic issues, to the environment and natural resources.
  • Te Tāhuhu o Te Mātauranga - The Ministry of Education is the Government's lead advisor on the New Zealand education system, shaping direction for sector agencies and providers.
  • Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori - The Māori Language Commission promotes the use of Māori as a living language and as an ordinary means of communication.

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