Personal Research

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Find My Marae button 

Aotearoa has over 900 marae.  Visit your Marae website, keep up to date, register, learn history, listen and learn waiata, watch videos, see photo albums, read the latest news and events, and contribute. Search by name, iwi, hapu, town, region, or just browse.  If your Marae does not have a website, visit the Website Solutions page. Contact your Marae Committee if you would like to be a Content Manager.

Search Maori Land OnlineSearch Maori Land On-line is where you can start when researching your land interests. Search by owner, Trust / Incorporation / Reserve and Block.  An excellent resource provided via the Maori Land Court - Te Kooti Whenua Maori website.
Whakatauki button Find Whakatauki and Whakatauaki here.
Ngat Tangata Taumata Rau button Nga Tangata Taumata Rau - Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.  It provides access to biographies of over 3000 New Zealanders.  Can be viewed in English and in te reo Maori.
Matariki Events The New Zealand Maori Tourism Council supports initiatives that raise the profile of New Zealand through our indigenous culture, our people, their stories, celebrations, arts, and tourism activities, as well as initiatives that assist the regional and local development of Matariki as a high quality, authentic, kaupapa Maori-driven series of events and celebrations.   Click on the button to learn about Matariki and how to prepare for Matariki 2009.
About Succession buttonEverthing you need to know about succeeding to Maori land.  What is succession? Who can succeed to Maori land?  How do I apply?  How much does it cost? and more.  Access to information is provided via the Maori Land Court - Te Kooti Whenua Maori website.
Ngata Dictionary button The Ngata Dictionary is the most extensive English to Maori Dictionary yet published. The search function is bi-directional, single word translation between English to Maori / Maori to English.
Unclaimed Moneys List buttonPlease check the list to see if your name is listed or a name that you recognise.  If so, follow instructions on Page 2.  Access to the list is provided via the Te Puni Kokiri website.
Korero Maori button 

Kōrero Māori is for everyone who wants to speak the Māori language, or learn more about it. Kua tuwhera a Kōrero Māori hei taonga tautoko i te hunga e hiahia ana ki te kōrero Māori, ki te whakanui rānei i tō rātou mōhio ki te reo Māori.

Matapihi buttonMatapihi is an online database that allows you to search digital collections held by New Zealand cultural institutions.  Find thousands of pictures, sound recordings, movies and texts.
Search Maori Land Information Base buttonSearch the Maori Land Information Base to find on a map the location of your land blocks.  Access to the Base is provided via the Te Puni Kokiri website.
Journal of the Polynesian Society Publications Online. Founded in 1892, the Polynesian Society's aim was the scholarly study of past and present New Zealand Māori and other Pacific Island peoples and cultures. The early issues of the Journal contain a rich repository of indigenous texts and traditions.
Te Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand buttonAn excellent, informative resource to explore. Clicking on the button to the left takes you directly to the Maori research pages of Te Ara - Encyclopedia of New Zealand website.
Search NZ Government button Find government information fast! This site is where you can find information, images and resources from all New Zealand government agencies and government funded sites.