Most records held at Archives New Zealand have not been digitised. Those accessible on Collections search can be viewed and downloaded via the record listing. Digitised content is also available through our social media channels. These let you access, share and use our holdings for free.
In May 2017 the exhibition He Tohu opened at the National Library in Wellington. This celebrates three founding documents in New Zealand’s history – He Whakaputanga: The Declaration of Independence (1835), the Treaty of Waitangi: Te Tiriti o Waitangi (1840) and the Women’s Suffrage Petition (1893).
This index is from an unpublished manuscript compiled about 1925 by the missionary Rev. Henry James Fletcher (1868-1933). In its original form it was 987 pages long, a vast index of Māori names referred to in books and journals, including the names of boundaries, Māori individuals, canoes, trees, landmarks and geographical locations. It was Fletcher's greatest piece of work, and one that merited improved access.
Mātauranga Māori spans Māori knowledge, culture, values and world view. Pūrākau and maramataka, forms of mātauranga Māori, comprise knowledge generated using methods and techniques developed independently from other knowledge systems.
Ngāi Tahu inherited from earlier iwi a complex infrastructure of ara tawhito (traditional travel routes) throughout Te Waipounamu, which were the arteries of important social and economic relationships. They provided access to resources, trade, and mahinga kai. Over generations of use, Ngāi Tahu hapū and whānau developed an extensive and intimate knowledge of the place names, stories, mahinga kai resources, resting places, and natural features associated with each ara tawhito.
Here we have a collection of historic newspapers published primarily for a Māori audience between 1842 and 1932. The newspapers can be searched (full text), browsed (by series) or accessed by date. This collection has been made available by the New Zealand Digital Library Project, at the Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato.
All peoples develop their own academic traditions: philosophies grounded in their experiences over
successive generations, and theories for growing knowledge and wisdom. Mātauranga Māori
(mātauranga) is the Indigenous knowledge system of these lands....
Mātauranga Māori is a modern term for the combined knowledge of Polynesian ancestors and the experiences of Māori living in the environment of Aotearoa. The term takes many forms, such as language (te reo), education (mātauranga), traditional environmental knowledge (taonga tuku iho, mātauranga o te taiao), traditional knowledge of cultural practice, such as healing and medicines (rongoā), fishing (hī ika) and cultivation (mahinga kai).
Our aim is to advise others researching their Māori Whakapapa by way of sharing our accumulated knowledge of areas of research and to compile a list of books and repositories that will assist others with their Māori research.
Discover and access New Zealand’s most comprehensive selection of research papers and related resources. This site includes peer-reviewed and other research from universities, polytechnics, and research organisations throughout New Zealand.
To work towards a better future, we need to understand how and why the world is changing.
Data is a vital tool to help us understand, measure, manage, and assess issues and the impact of the changes we make.
The fifth Hui Taumata Mātauranga occurred almost exactly 150 years after an event
that shaped New Zealand’s future. In November 1856, at Pukawa on the banks of
Lake Taupo, and on the invitation of Iwikau te Heuheu, 1600 tribal leaders gathered
to discuss how they might address perceived threats to Māori survival.
I visited photographer John Miller’s studio in 2015, on the recommendation of friends and colleagues who reside in New Zealand. I had just met with art writer Jon Bywater in Auckland, who confirmed the idea with great enthusiasm.