Don Stafford explains the origins of the Māori, their vast migrations, their arrival in this country and their development here in both pre- and post-European times.
Outlines the sequence of events that begins when visitors arrive at the gates of a marae and ends with their departure.
The nature and scope of pre-1840 Tikanga.
An authoritative and accessible introduction to tikanga Maori. Print edition also available.
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: 1854 - 1950
The Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives (AJHR), sometimes known as "the A to Js", are a collection of government-related reports published every year from 1858. The reports cover many subjects, documenting the work of government departments and a wide range of other activities carried out by, or of interest to, the government of the day.
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.
This index is from an unpublished manuscript compiled about 1925 by the missionary Rev.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.
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: 1865-1910 (Index)
The Maori Land Court Minute Books index provides easy and quick access to over 1100 minute books between 1865 and 1910, from the Taitokerau, Waikato-Maniapoto, Tairawhiti, Waiariki, Aotea, Takitimu, and Waipounamu Maori Land Court Districts. Created by the University of Auckland Library and hosted exclusively by The Knowledge Basket.
A collection of historic newspapers published primarily for a Māori audience between 1842 and 1932.
Growing archive of New Zealand and Pacific Islands texts and heritage materials, including  images and full-text books, manuscripts and journals. All resources are fully searchable. Produced by Victoria University of Wellington.
Coverage: 1839 to 1945
Papers Past contains more than three million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes publications from all regions of New Zealand.
Coverage: Full text
Access all 76 issues of a bilingual quarterly published (1952-76) by the Maori Affairs Department which aimed to discuss all questions of interest to Maori. The index was compiled by The University of Waikato Library.


Authoritative guide to the Māori language.
Coverage: Coverage varies (Full text)
The H. M. Ngata English-Māori Dictionary is the first dictionary to offer an extensive selection of English to Māori headwords, illustrating their use in sentences and phrases drawn from a wide range of contemporary and traditional contexts.
Contains over 45,000 concise entries divided into Māori-English and English-Māori sections.
This Māori dictionary comprises a selection of modern and everyday language deemed to be useful for learners of Māori.
Wakareo ā-ipurangi is a compilation of a large number of separate Māori-English and English-Māori dictionary, lexicon and word-list resources - compiled, organised and maintained by Wordstream Corporation Ltd - Te Tokapū Whakairo Kupu.


Te ara in Maori means the pathway. This enyclopedia offers many pathways to understanding New Zealand. When complete, it will be a comprehensive guide to the country's peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society.


He Puna Kōrero: Journal of Māori and Pacific Development publishes papers in all areas of Māori and Pacific Development, including research reports on the political, social, cultural, linguistic and educational development of Māori and Pacific peoples.
The Journal of the Polynesian Society aims to promote the scholarly study of past and present New Zealand Māori and other Pacific Island peoples and cultures.The Journal began in 1892 and covers topics related to the past and present lives and cultures of peoples of Pacific/Oceanic heritage, including those of the traditional cultural areas of Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia.  The early issues of the Journal contain indigenous texts and traditions contributed by Pacific peoples, as well as by missionaries and other sojourners, often published in local languages with English translations. Contributing scholars have included social/cultural anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, linguists and physical/biological anthropologists. More recently they have been joined by sociologists, political scientists, economists and other scholars.  Full text searchable.
Coverage: 2011 - Onwards
Nā te ruarua o ngā puka hautaka reo Māori, i ara ake te whakaaro kia tāngia he puka hautaka motuhake ki Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato.  He mea whakarite Te Kōtihitihi e ngā Pūkenga Māori tonu o Te Whare Wānanga whānui, kia whāia tētehi ara e horaina ai ngā tuhinga rangahau, tuhinga auaha, tuhinga arotake mātauranga me ngā tūmomo mahinga tito.  I raro i ngā tohutohu arataki a tō mātou Amokapua me ngā kupu whakaawe a ngā Pou, kua tinana taua whakaaro i Te Kōtihitihi nei. Hāunga i te tā puka hautaka, koia nei anō te ara hangarau e whakapuakina ai Te Kōtihitihi, ka whakairia mai ki te ipurangi hei pānuitanga mā te ao tuihono rorohiko.
The Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand is one of New Zealand's most important research publications, particularly for science. Hosted by Papers Past.


This website provides information about current Māori Land. You can search the database by owner, block name or simply do a map search. This database is managed by Te Kooti Whenua Māori: The Māori Land Court Office.
Coverage: Various
This is a list of waiata Māori. The waiata listed on this website often include a video and researched background information. 
Coverage: Various
This is a compiled list of common resources relating to iwi and hapū throughout Aotearoa/New Zealand. Students who are researching their homelands may find this list of resources handy. The University of Waikato Library has most of the resources listed here. The few  resources listed here that are not hold, may be obtained via interloan.
Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry for Māori Development produces publications relating to various aspects of Māoritanga e.g. te reo, Maori youth, education, current affairs, population statistics etc.
Coverage: 2008 onwards
Coverage: 2008 onwards
Coverage: 2008 onwards
Coverage: 2008 onwards
Provides access to descriptions of the unpublished manuscripts and pictures collections of New Zealand and Pacific material in the Alexander Turnbull Library.