Educational/Research Websites

Te Ao Hou
Te Ao Hou was published from 1952 to 1976 by the Māori Affairs Department in New Zealand Aotearoa. According to its first editorial, Te Ao Hou aimed “to provide interesting and informative reading for Maori homes … like a marae on paper, where all questions of interest to the Maori can be discussed.”

New Zealand Electronic Text Collection
The New Zealand Electronic Text Collection comprises significant New Zealand and Pacific Island texts and materials held by Victoria University of Wellington Library. This encompasses both digitised heritage material and born-digital resources. The NZETC supports the teaching, learning and research activities at Victoria University of Wellington through: The digitisation of historical works held uniquely by the Victoria University Library with an emphasis on works created by Victoria; The support of the creation of born-digital resources created by Victoria. The texts made available on the NZETC are freely accessible to all researchers regardless of their affiliation with Victoria University of Wellington.

Journal of the Polynesian Society
The Polynesian Society is a non-profit organization based at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Founded in 1892, the Society’s aim was the scholarly study of past and present New Zealand Māori and other Pacific Island peoples and cultures. It has pursued this aim primarily through the Journal of the Polynesian Society, a quarterly publication begun at the Society’s inception and enduring to the present.

Appendices to the Journals of the House of Representatives
The AJHR is one of the most valuable tools for understanding how New Zealand has developed from its earliest colonial beginnings to the present. It provides a wealth of information for researchers working across many fields.

Radio New Zealand – Treaty of Waitangi
In this part of the Radio New Zealand website you can find a collection of audio which explores the history of the Treaty of Waitangi.
All the material is drawn from the Sound Archives / Ngā Taonga Kōrero collection. It includes interviews, lectures, news coverage, features and documentaries, together with actuality of related events, such as the Waitangi Day Commemorations.

Papers Past
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 83 publications from all regions of New Zealand.

Niupepa Māori
The niupepa collection consists of over 17,000 pages taken from 34 separate periodicals. It is based on “Niupepa 1842-1933”, a microfiche collection produced by the Alexander Turnbull Library. 70% of the collection is written solely in Māori, 27% is bilingual and about 3% is written in English. There were three main types of niupepa published; government sponsored, Māori initiated, and religious.

There are four main parts to the Māori niupepa collection:

  • • facsimile images of the original pages
  • • text extracted from the newspapers (for searching)
  • • bibliographic commentaries for each newspaper title
  • • English abstracts for each issue

Early New Zealand Books
The Early New Zealand Books Project has been developed by staff at The University of Auckland Library. It aims to provide the keyword-searchable text of significant books published about New Zealand in the nineteenth century.

Te Kete Ipurangi
What is Te Kete Ipurangi?
Te Kete Ipurangi – the online knowledge basket – is New Zealand’s bilingual education portal. An initiative of the Ministry of Education, it provides New Zealand schools and students with a wealth of information, resources, and curriculum materials to enhance teaching and learning, raise student achievement, and advance professional development for teaching staff and school managers.