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From pēpē to kaumatua, whanau history enthusiast to studious researcher, practitioners of traditional arts, language and waiata, we've got you covered.
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.
Te Kai a te Rangatira represents the collective effort of over thirty rangatahi who interviewed more than one hundred Māori spanning the length and breadth of Aotearoa. Inspiring, informative, challenging, humorous and engaging - it explores the origins and values of Māori leadership, as well as the life experiences that nurture rangatiratanga across different rohe, iwi and hapū. This landmark book honours the words of kaikōrero in both te reo Māori and English, and is accompanied by superb portrait photography. It enriches our understanding of what leadership means, and offers wisdom for the generations to come.
Come into the City Center Library and discover our resources about the tangata whenua of Porirua, Ngāti Toa Rangatira.
Download the 👉Ngāti Toa resources sheet (543 KB PDF).
The Australian National University Library has recently completed digitisation of an extensive collection of Pacific Languages.
Visit the 👉Pacific language bibles and supporting grammars.
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.
If you have any queries about our Māori and Pacific collections, please email 👉email@example.com or phone (04) 237 1533.