Mātauranga Māori


Mātauranga Māori or Māori knowledge (in its most simplistic form) contains a body of knowledge originating from Māori ancestors.  This knowledge extends to:

  • world views,
  • values
  • perspectives
  • Māori creativity
  • cultural practices
  • the recognition of the inter-related connections between all life forces, both seen and unseen. 

As such, Waitaki District Libraries, in partnership and consultation with mana whenua, are working towards creating a living resource - both physical and digital, to further the growth and understanding of its community of users.


Ka Huru Manu - Ngai Tahu Online Atlas - Click on the image below to explore the atlas.


Ngā Akongā

From 2023, Te Takanga o Te Wā and Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories will be part of all kura and schools’ marau ā-kura and local curriculum. The final content has been released in March 2022 to give kura and schools time to plan for implementation of the new curriculum content from term 1 2023.  Find out more about the new New Zealand History Curriculum here.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi - Treaty of Waitangi and its History

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National Library School Services resources on te Tiriti o Waitangi