Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa
Te Rau Herenga O Aotearoa


Mātauranga Māori within New Zealand Libraries workshop

Te Rōpū Whakahau would like to invite you to participate in the Mātauranga Māori within NZ Libraries workshop. Learn a range of new concepts from the structure of Māori knowledge frameworks to the relevance of the Treaty of Waitangi and how it applies to libraries.

Māori language mobile phone app

Victoria University have created a free Māori language mobile phone app — The Kura app. Kura has been created for people with some degree of proficiency in te reo Māori. It includes a range of games modules that aim to improve knowledge and understanding of Māori language. Kura is available to download for Apple and Android, through the ITunes Store and Google Play.

Māori Television Resources

Māori Televison offers several Te Reo programmes for absolute beginners through to an intermediate level learner.

Te Reo Māori Audio Resources

Radio New Zealand and Kupu te Rā are treasure troves of Te Reo Māori resources, completely for free:

Reading Resources

There have been requests for direction with BOK 11 and Spencer Lilley has kindly compiled the following list of relevant readings to assist registrants.

Unfortunately not all are available on the internet but most libraries and librarians should be able to provide access to them.

Associate Professor Jacinta Ruru - Exploring Māori legal rights to fresh water

Jacinta Ruru discusses the debate between Māori culture and water governance including the hurdles and philosophies behind the arguments.

Associate Professor Nin Tomas - Ngā Tikanga Mate Research Project

Associate Professor Nin Tomas presents research into the intersections of Māori burial customs and common law.

Carwyn Jones - Māori Legal Theory as an Exercise of Self-Determination

Carwyn Jones talks about the influences of Māori culture and philosophy upon the interpretation of the law.

Tai Ahu - Māori language in Western legal contexts

Tai Ahu covers the the usage of Māori from a legislative perspective, including how translation is handled within statues.


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