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Māori Services & Resources Ngā Ratonga me Ngā Rauemi Māori

Moana Munro is your Māori Resources LibrarianMoana Munro, Te Kaitiakipukapuka Māori - your Māori Resources Librarian.

Moana is based in Hastings but also connects with Flaxmere and Havelock North Libraries. Moana helps with research, organises programmes, connects with the community and looks after our Māori collections.

“Ko Orangi , ko Moumoukai, ko Maunga-a-kāhia ōku maunga,
Ko Te Waiu, ko Nuhaka, ko Whangawehi ōku awa,
Ko Ngati Kahungunu, Ko Rakai Paaka, Ko Rongomaiwahine ōku iwi,
Mai tenei whakatauaki “Ehara taku toa, I te toa takitahi, engari taku toa, he toa takitini e”.

Māori Collections

We have an extensive collection of Māori booksEach of our three libraries has an Adult Māori Section and also a Junior Māori Section.  In Hastings War Memorial Library the Adult Māori Section has both reference and lending collections and is located on the ground level overlooking Civic Square and Ngā Pou o Heretaunga.

These collections contain items of cultural, historical, social and language significance for all of Aotearoa. Emphasis is given to any material of a local nature, particularly Ngāti Kahungunu.

The kaupapa is to provide books and other materials which foster the cultural needs of Māori and promote an understanding of Māoritanga in the community.

As more items are published, including bilingual and Māori language publications these are added to the collections.

As well as books, the Māori Collection in Hastings and Flaxmere Libraries include:

  • Newspapers
  • Magazines
  • Posters
  • Audio visual material - mainly Te Reo

At Havelock North Library this material is shelved with other like items, e.g. Māori magazines in the Magazines Section.

Māori Music CDs are held with the CD collections in Hastings Library.

Listed here are various websites to assist with you research in Māori related subjects.

  • Alexander Turnbull Library - Manuscripts & Pictorial
    Carnell, Samuel 1832-1920 : Maori portrait negatives 254 digitised images
    Photographs of Maori, comprising studio portraits, meeting houses, and assemblages of artifacts, taken in the Napier studio of Samuel Carnell. Most of the photographs relate to Ngati Kahungunu.  Some photos are unidentified. 
  • Index of Māori Names University of Waikato's online version of Henry James Fletcher's vast index of names of boundaries, Māori individuals, canoes, trees, landmarks and geographical locations.

Fletcher indexed these Māori names from nine books including the Ancient History of the Maori, Old Whanganui, the first volume of the Lore of the Whare Wānanga, and from the first 19 volumes of the Journal of the Polynesian Society, the first 42 volumes of the Transactions of the New Zealand Institute, seven essays from the Transactions and nine Dominion Museum Bulletins.

  • Māori Maps - a growing portal to NZ marae with information and photos, maps, directions

On our shelves we have a wide selection of books on various aspects of the Treaty of Waitangi. Treaty of Waitangi Reports are available in the Māori Section at Hastings Library.


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