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Māori Information Services

He Mihi

Ko Rangi kei runga, ko Papa kei raro,
Kei te tū ngā kupu whakamihi atu kia koutou katoa mai I te rerenga wairua
ki te puku o te Ikaroa a Maui tikitiki a Taranga, tatū atu ki te Upoko o te Ika,
whakawhiti atu i te moana o Raukawa ki te wāhi pounamu, e te iti, e te rahi,
tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou
Kua oti tēnei waka hou te tarai, ā, kua mānū,
Eke panuku, eke tangaroa
Haumi e! hui e! taiki e!

He mihi kau ana ki a koutou ngā uri o ngā hau e wha, arā, ngā mātāwaka o te motu, o te ao whānui hoki. Tēna koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

The Kaitakawaenga Māori (Māori Liaison Librarian) is the Māori information specialist for the University of Waikato Library. A wide range of library information services are offered, in Māori or English, primarily to the Māori community of the University of Waikato, including university staff, post-graduate students, undergraduate students and distance students.


Areas of Responsibility:

Research Consultation:

I offer specialist, assistance for individuals or groups with finding information for your study and research. They include:

  • Library Tours
  • Individual research sessions for staff and students
  • Identifying and locating relevant information sources for your topic
  • Designing search strategies for finding information
  • Using the Library's resources, both print and electronic
  • Ways of keeping up with what is being published in your subject
  • Referencing and the use of EndNote
  • Collection development in your subject area

On request from lecturers or student groups, I also offer hands-on tutorials covering course-specific resources and databases.

Please ensure that you contact the Kaitakawaenga Māori well in advance of the session.

Please contact the Kaitakawaenga Māori if you require a service not listed above.