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.

Rauemi | Resources:

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.

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