Links to websites giving information on Māori history, arts and culture, businesses and education.

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Our Māori heritage publications

Te Raukura, the Wharewaka o Pōneke  (283KB PDF)
Te Aro Pā (798KB PDF)
Ngā Waka o Pōneke (572KB PDF)
Te Ara o Ngā Tūpuna

General Māori sites

Federation of Māori Authorities (FOMA)
New Zealand's largest Māori business network.

Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust
The Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust administers and manages the settlement package for Taranaki Whanui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika.

Takoa Rua-mano
Listings on services, training and support.

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
General New Zealand information including Māori people and culture today.

Te Puna Web Directory
Web directory of the National Library of New Zealand.

Te Puni Kōkiri - Ministry of Māori Development
Information on events, community, business, government and Māori in New Zealand.

Arts and culture

City Gallery - Te Whare Toi
City Gallery Wellington exhibits art from Aotearoa New Zealand worldwide. Its education programme can be offered as a bilingual learning experience.

Hoe Tonga Pacific Waka Ama Association
Contact information and race schedules for waka and canoe clubs.

Toi Māori Aotearoa - Māori Arts New Zealand
Information on contemporary Māori art, including events, profiles on artists, galleries and news.

Toi Pōneke
Wellington's focal point for arts information, networking and discussion.

Wellington Museums Trust
Operate and manage the following facilities:

  • City Gallery Wellington
  • Capital E
  • Museum of Wellington City & Sea (including the Plimmer's Ark Gallery)
  • Wellington Cable Car Museum
  • Colonial Cottage Museum
  • New Zealand Cricket Museum (jointly with the New Zealand Cricket Museum Trust).

Business and commerce

Te Awe - Wellington Māori Business Network
Promoting, helping and encouraging Māori in business.

Te Ohu Kai Moana - Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission
Fisheries information, including news, policies, and education.


Māori tertiary institutions:

History and the Treaty of Waitangi

Heritage Trails
Information on the Māori heritage trail in Wellington, Te Ara o Ngā Tūpuna (The Path of Our Ancestors)

NZ History Site
Links to information on the Treaty of Waitangi.

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
General New Zealand information, including Māori history and culture.

Te Whanganui-a-Tara - Wellington City Libraries
History, legends and language.

Te Whanganui a Tara me ona Takiwa: Report on the Wellington District - Ministry of Justice
Māori settlement of the Wellington area.

Language and culture

Kōrero Māori
Resources for learning te Reo (Māori Language).

Kupu Māori
Te reo Māori language resource that includes grammar rules and features a different word every day.

Learning Media
Includes a section on Māori education and a link to the online Ngata English-Māori Dictionary.

Māori Language Commission
The Commission has publications, information on language issues, and other resources.

Te Aka Māori-English, English-Māori Dictionary
Dictionary of words and phrases, te reo learning resources.

Te Kete Ipurangi - The Online Learning Centre
Information on bilingual (Māori-English) education.

Māori-English translator.

Media and internet resources

Māori News Online
Māori news bulletins, dictionaries, research, publishers and email lists.

Niupepa: Māori newspapers
Historic newspapers published primarily for a Māori audience.

Whakapapa (genealogy)

Family Search
Information about global genealogy - sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Iwi (Hapu) History Reading Lists - Wellington City Libraries
Access to reading lists, Māori databases, the library catalogue in Māori, and resources about Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington).
Information global whakawhanaungatanga.

Tourism - Māori culture

NZ Māori Tourism Council
Corporate website of the New Zealand Māori Tourism Council.

NZ Tourism Online
Places to see Māori culture, traditions and activities.

Pataka - Museum in Porirua
Museum displaying contemporary Māori, Pacific Island and New Zealand art.

Te Papa
The National Museum of New Zealand.