Māori Language: Books/eBooks

A selection of excellent Māori Language resources to help you with your studies

Library Search

Use Primo  Library Search on the My Ara app to find both print and eBooks on your topic.  Search by keyword, book title or author last name.


To search for alternative spellings, use * in place of missing letters - e.g. Johns*on, colo*r, design*


To search as a phrase rather than separate words use "" around your phrase i.e. "Keith Richards".


Click here for further tips on how to use the Library Search 


Please note: eBooks work best when opened in Chrome or FireFox browsers. 

Reo Māori

Waiata / mōteatea (Songs and chants)

BWB Treaty of Waitangi eBook Collection

The Treaty of Waitangi Collection brings together leading thinking on this foundational document, including works by acclaimed scholars such as Claudia Orange, Judith Binney, Vincent O’Malley, Alan Ward and Aroha Harris. 

Papakupu - Dictionaries and phrasebooks

Whakataukī / whakatauakī / Māori proverbs

Below are links to resources on whakataukī (proverbs of unknown source) and whakatauakī (proverbs if known source).(Elder, H. (2020) Aroha).

Theses in te reo Māori

From Massey University:

Theses in Māori

Masters theses in Māori - includes Māori and English theses

Doctoral theses in Māori - includes Māori and English theses

From Auckland University:

Theses in Māori

If you can't find the full text of any particular title in either of the above universities then try to search for your title in NZ Research or ask a librarian.  We may be able to interloan it for you.

He pukapuka hou - New books

Pūrākau - Myth and Legend