Ngā Rerehua, Tuhinga Matua - Arts and Literature
The library holds a number of works that on Māori arts and literature in our Heritage Māori Collection.
We have a range of useful databases, which can be accessed on our Digital Content page. Particularly useful is:
Hawke's Bay's award-winning musem, home of the region's taonga and other treasures.
Other Useful Resources:
- Archive of Māori and Pacific Music - from the University of Auckland, this collection comprises an ethnographic sound collection relating to the Pacific.
- 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 - from The University of Waikato, this is 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. Compiled by Henry James Fletcher (1868-1933).
- Māori.org - information about whakairo carving.
- Ngā Aho Whakaari Māori in Screen Production - invokes their members and supporters to work in unity for the betterment of our people, language, customs and prestige, and stories.
- Te Ao Hou - this website lets you search and browse all 76 issues of the magazine.
- Te Matatini - Kapa Haka Aotearoa
- Te Waka Taki Kōrero - Māori Literature Trust.
- Toi Māori Aotearoa - showcasing Māori artists and their work.
- Traditional Māori Proverbs - a paper that attempts to examine the nature and purpose of traditional Māori proverbs and ther role in traditional Māori culture by Paul Moon, Auckland University of Technology.
- Waiata - New Zealand folk song and waita website.
- Weaving with New Zealand flax - step by step instructions for gathering, preparing, dyeing and weaving flax.