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A guide to resources relating to the world of Māori including Treaty of Waitangi

Te Ao Māori

 Find here a selection of resources to develop your mātauranga Māori or knowledge of the world of Māori relating to Māori Language at Ara, Matariki, the Māori New Year, the Treaty of Waitangi and Ngāi Tahu the main iwi or tribe of the Te Waipounamu, the South Island of New Zealand. You can also check out the Related Guides on this page for other specialised  Māori resources relating to specific courses taught at Ara.

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Haere mai - Welcome

Haere mai and welcome to the Te Ao Māori Subject Guide.  

This Subject Guide includes information on a range of topics in the Māori world including Māori language resources at Ara, Matariki, Treaty of Waitangi and Ngāi Tahu resources. Check out the related guides at the left for additional resources.

Ahakoa he iti he pounamu 

Although it is small, it is greenstone   


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[Source: National Library: Māori waka. Photograph taken in 1899 by Beattie & Sanderson.]


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