Māori & Pacific Collections

Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī, Talofa lava, Tēnā koutou katoa. Come and explore our vibrant cultures of Te Moana-nui-a Kiwa.

Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Mālō nī, Talofa lava, Tēnā koutou katoa. Come and explore our vibrant cultures of Te Moana-nui-a Kiwa.

From pēpē to kaumatua, whanau history enthusiast to studious researcher, practitioners of traditional arts, language and waiata, we've got you covered.

Our collection includes

  • newly published Māori and Pacifica titles
  • Te Reo Māori, Tokelauan, Tongan, Samoan, Cook Islands Māori, Niuean and Fijian language materials
  • popular works on history, whakapapa and cultural knowledge
  • fiction by Māori and Pacifica authors 
  • journals of the Polynesian Society
  • Raupatu Document bank
  • Treaty of Waitangi Reports
  • children's books in Te Reo Māori  and Pacifica languages
  • children's games, puzzles and posters

Our well-resourced Reference Collections are here to support study and research in the library.  Our comprehensive Lending Collections are available for you to enjoy at home

Contemporary Māori and Pacifica music CDs can be found in the general CD Collection.

Ngāti Toa Rangatira Collection

Come into the City Center Library and discover our resources about the tangata whenua of Porirua, Ngāti Toa Rangatira.

Click the link below to find out what is available’

Lending policy

To ensure we have enough resources on those 'in demand topics' for us all to share, borrowing from both Māori Lending and Pacifica Lending, are limited to a total of 5 books, from each of these collections, at any one time 

There is no limit on borrowing from our Māori Junior Collection or our Pacifica Junior collection.

Contact 

If you have any queries about our Māori and Pacific collections, please email circulation@poriruacity.govt.nz or phone (04) 237 1533.