In Te Ao Maori, a holistic view of health and wellbeing, known as hauora is paramount. It comprises taha tinana (physical well-being), taha hinengaro (mental and emotional well-being), taha whanau (social well-being), and taha wairua (spiritual well-being) (Ministry of Education). This page supports the teaching and research in Te Huataki Waiora Faculty of Health, Sport and Human Performance and Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao Maori and Indigenous Studies.

Search Strategies

Library Search enables users to search the Library’s online and print resources through a single search box. The initial search can be limited to just books or just journal articles. Results from the search can be refined further by choosing filters located on the right hand side of the results page. The options include full text online or peer-reviewed articles, a specific resource type, subject, date or Library location. See the Library Search Guide and Library Search Tips for video guides.

You can also browse the shelves at call number RA563 in the New Zealand Collection on Level 4 of the Central Library,for background readings in Maori health. Pasifika material can be found on Level 3, at the same call number.

Each record in Library Search, will have Subject Headings. You can click on these Subject Headings for find similar resources, or use these subject headings in your initial search strategy.

Subject Headings

Hauora Tinana
Hauora Hinengaro
Hauora Wairua
Hauora Whānau
Māori Medical Care
Maori Health and Hygiene
Pacific Islanders -- Health and Hygiene.
Traditional Medicine -- New Zealand

Library Search

  • Use Library Search to access online journal articles.  (See the Library Search guide)
  • If the journal article does not appear in the results list, search by journal title
  • For journal titles available online either use the Ejournals tab (known titles) or type the journal title in the search box of Library Search. See Finding a journal by title video
  • Select the database which matches the date required, then drill down by volume, issue and page numbers
  • For print journals, used Advanced Search in Library Search and limit to Title in the left-hand drop-down menu, and Journals in the right-hand menu. Type the journal title in the search box.  Take note of the Library of Congress call number and search for it on the shelves in the journals area, level 3 of the Student Centre (behind the lift).

Waikato Reading Lists

Check your course readings in Waikato Reading Lists. There may be a direct link to the journal article. You will be taken to either the database that holds the article (Click on the PDF Full text link) or a digitised print version of the article (Scroll to the heading Digitisation).


Essential guide to students of Māori language and culture, covering seventy important concepts in Māori culture. Contains short essays in both English and Māori.


Coverage: 1996 to present (Full text)
A collection of regularly updated evidence-based healthcare databases bringing together research looking at the effectiveness of different health care treatments and interventions.
A search tool which allows searches across many disciplines and sources. By accessing Google Scholar from this site, any search results which are part of a Library subscription will be indicated by the [email protected] link.
Coverage: Index
Contains abstracts of selected New Zealand serials, including newspapers, about New Zealand and the South Pacific. Subjects covered include general interest material, social research, current affairs, the arts and humanities.
A database created from material held in the heritage and research collections of Auckland City Libraries.
Indexes Maori topics appearing in books, conference proceedings and journals which cannot otherwise easily be found in regular sources.
Coverage: 1950 to present (Some full text)
A service of the National Library of Medicine. Includes over 19 million citations for biomedical articles from MEDLINE and additional life science journals. Includes links to many sites providing full-text articles and other related resources.
Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text)
The U.S. National Institutes of Health's free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature. Most articles are available within a year of publication, however only certain categories of material may be included.


Journal by the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER). The Journal has a particular focus on social science research-based articles that make reference to other critical work in the field and/or discuss particular issues of practice-focused research within the specific professional fields of health, sport and physical education.
Coverage: Full-text 2004-2010
Public Health Association of Australia.
Coverage: 1997-current
Focuses on the aging process and the problems of the aged throughout the world.
The principal scientific journal for the profession in New Zealand, published by the New Zealand Medical Association.


Māori Public Health.
Supporting Māori into Health.
A national body representing Māori, promoting Mātauranga Māori in pregnancy and childbirth.
The Māori Pharmacists' Association Inc.
Professional association for Māori oral health professionals.
National rongoā Māori charitable trust. To safeguard, research and develop the science and knowledge of rongoā.
Māori Medical Practitioners.
Māori health, Māori wellbeing, Māori workforce. Individuals, whānau, communities.
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