Maori art and culture, a guide to websites

Maori art, crafts and culture
A comprehensive list of websites


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Art Market
Artmarket features New Zealand Contemporary, Maori and Pacifica Art, with items ranging from fantastic garden features to hand-crafted jewellery. Artmarket is situated in Waihi and has been developed as a focal point from where artists from everywhere can sell their work, and highlight their unique work.  Artmarket now features work by more than 150 New Zealand artists, with 1000s of pieces of art available. Artmarket.co.nz aims to become New Zealand’s leading art forum.

Arts of the Maori. Toi Maori
Toi Maori is a network of committees  which serves as an umbrella structure for the ten national artform committees and their affiliated organizations. Artist profiles, galleries. It provides advocacy for Maori arts and artists.

Auckland City Art Gallery Collection
Browse Maori art and early portraits of Maori from The Auckland City Art Gallery collection.

Auckland City Library databases. Te Reo Māori

Whakapapa – Auckland City Libraries

Auckland Museum. Te Kakano
Te Kakano is the name of the Pacific People Information Centre located in the west wing of the Maori Gallery. Te Kakano provides visitors with electronic access to information regarding the Museum’s extensive Maori and Pacific collections. It seeks to strengthen the link between Maori and Pacific people and their cultural heritage.

Auckland Museum Maori culture exhibits and artefacts.

Bibliography *

Bibliography. Maori Bibliography at Te Whare Wananga o Waikato. The University of Waikato
The Maori Bibliography (MaoriBib) is a electronic online index which lists chapters and articles relating to all aspects of the Maori.

Bibliography of New Zealand Maori Tribal and Regional Histories

Annotated Working Bibliography on Maori Language Revitalization

The Big Idea. Job opportunities. 

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Contemporary Maori art *

Maori Arts New Zealand Toi Maori Aotearoa
Toi Maori Aotearoa aspires to be the organisation of first choice for all matters relating to contemporary Maori art. We promote the uniqueness, quality and cultural expression of Maori art. Toi Maori is a charitable trust that represents 10 national artform committees covering the visual, performing and literary arts.

Theresa Reihana
Her paintings and art feature native flora and fauna of Aotearoa, New Zealand, traditional Maori arts and cultural influences that reflect the connection of Maori to the sea and sky and the natural world around them.

Costume and traditional dress *

Maori Costume and Taniko

Māori traditional textiles, Wikipedia entry.

Crafts *

Carving, carvers. Maori carving. Whakairo
From Maori.org.nz

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Design. Maori design and graphics from Maori Arts.

Dictionary of Maori-English. English-Maori online dictionary. Ngata-Base
The Ngata Dictionary illustrates the use of Māori and English headwords in sentences.
The H.M. Ngata English–Māori Dictionary is the result of a long and patient journey, embarked on by Hōri M. Ngata, the eldest grandson of Sir Apirana Ngata.

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Film

Wairoa Māori Film Festival
The website of tthe annual Wairoa Māori Film Festival.

 

Folksongs, traditional New Zealand music, Maori songs, New Zealand anthems.

From Hawaiki to Hawaiki
The magic of being Maori the indigenous Maori people – their culture, history, mythology, legend and whakapapa (genealogy). Research databases, Maori news.

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Haka, from the All Black Haka site.

Image library.Whakaahua
Maori.org.nz.

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Iwi

Iwidex
An index to the sources of information on tribal history, tikanga-a-iwi and whakapapa held in the Heritage and Research Collections of Auckland City Libraries.

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Kapa Haka (performing arts). Maori.org.n

Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu. The Ngai Tahu Tribe Web Sites
Culture, history, New Zealand today.

Kohunga Reo
Te Kōhanga Reo is a Māori development initiative, aimed at maintaining and strengthening Māori language and philosophies within a cultural framework inspired by Māori elders in 1982.

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Language *

Talk Māori: TalkMāori’s channel
YouTube channel showing video clips giving the basics of the Māori language and lessons on learning Māori.

Kōrero Māori
Māori Language Commission site for beginners to advanced speakers of the Māori language.

Dictionary of Maori-English. English-Maori online dictionary. Ngata-Base
H. M. Ngata English-Māori Dictionary.

Maori terms, Maori words.

Wikipedia entry on Māori language.

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Maori art. Toi Maori. Maori artists.

Maori Arts Website
Carving, media, drawing, weaving, photography and more.

Maori culture, history, portraits, tattooing, carving. An online exhibition.
Maori history, portraits, Maori at war, Whakahuia,Ta Moko. Maori Culture on the Net

Maori Organisations. Maori Net, the Maori internet server.
Maori music, Tai Tokerau Tamaki Makau Rau. Tainui / Waikato, Tai Hauauru / Taranaki, Waiariki / Te Arawa, Tai Rawhiti, Ika Roa, Whanganui a Tara, Te Wai Pounamu.

Maori songs / Waiata.

Maori studies *

Mäori Studies. Faculty of Arts at The University of Auckland

Maori TV *

Maori Television
The first indigenous free-to-air Maori language television station in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Ma°ori Television launched on Sunday 28 March 2004.

 

Maori terms, Maori words.

Martial Arts. Maori martial arts. 
From Maori Arts.

Maui, the Maui gods and Maui the super hero. 
From Maori Arts.com.

Moana and the Tribe

Museums *

See also: New Zealand Museums

Auckland Museum. Te Kakano
Te Kakano is the name of the Pacific People Information Centre located in the west wing of the Maori Gallery. Te Kakano provides visitors with electronic access to information regarding the Museum’s extensive Maori and Pacific collections. It seeks to strengthen the link between Maori and Pacific people and their cultural heritage.

Auckland Museum Maori culture exhibits and artefacts.

Te Papa
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa has over 30,000 taonga (cultural treasures) registered in the Taonga Maori Collection.

Portraits by Gottfried Lindauer *

Maori portraits by Gottfried  Lindauer.

Lindauer Online
A project from The Auckland City Art Gallery.

Gottfried Lindauer
Artworks in the collection of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Portraits of Maori by Gottfried Lindauer, Wikimedia

Lindauer Biography in 1966 Encyclopaedia of New Zealand

Kewene Te Haho
oil on canvas
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Gottfried Lindauer – Tamati Waka Nene

Music *

Music. Waiata. Maori song, Maori music.

Waiata. Maori songs.

Mythology *

Māori Myths, Legends and Contemporary Stories /Te Reo Maori

Wikipedia entry on Māori mythology.

Maori mythology and history.

New Zealand Birds and Maori Myths

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The National Library of New Zealand. Te Puna Web Directory,
operated by The National Library of New Zealand. A directory of Maori, New Zealand and Pacfic Islands web sites.

Ngai Tahu Development Corporation

Ngai Tahu Web Sites
Ngai Tahu are the Maori people of the southern islands of New Zealand, Te Waipounamu, and are New Zealand’s fourth largest tribe.

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Performing arts, dance *

Performing arts, Maori performing arts directory.

Poi. The Home of Poi and Fire Twirling
Provides contact with other spinners and twirlers around the world, with extensive resources on the art of spinning, swinging and twirling. Includes events diary, video footage and a picture gallery.

Pounamu
A Māori cultural performing group and providers of training courses in Māori performing arts.

Traditional Māori music.
A database of images and sound clips, includes traditional Māori instruments, haka and waiata. The National Library

Kapa Haka (performing arts). Maori.org.nz

Music. Waiata. Maori song, Maori music.

Protocol, marae protocol. Powhiri, Tikana. 
From Maori.org.nz.


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Rock art in New Zealand *

Ngāi Tahu Māori Rock Art Trust
Information on the South Island Māori Rock Art Project.
Rotorua

Te Puia
Te Puia, New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, is the premier Maori cultural centre and thermal valley in Rotorua.

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Taonga *

Taonga (Knowledge Basket)
Free access to electronic copies of publications about Māori including Dominion Museum Monographs and Dominion Museum Bulletin series.

 

Te Papa
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa has over 30,000 taonga (cultural treasures) registered in the Taonga Maori Collection.

Te Puna Web Directory, operated by The National Library of New Zealand. 
A directory of Maori, New Zealand and Pacfic Islands web sites.

Toi Maori
Toi Maori is a network of committees which serves as an umbrella structure for the ten national artform committees and their affiliated organisations. It provides advocacy for Maori arts and artists.

Tribal history.
IWIDEX is an index to the sources of information on tribal history, tikanga-a-iwi, and whakapapa held in the Heritage and Research Collections of Auckland City Libraries.

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Waiata. Maori songs.

Wairoa Maori International Film Festival

Waitangi Tribunal. Te Ropu Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi
The official government site.

Whakapapa. Maori history, land and art. 
Tane, forests, food, tapu, taniwha, fairies, Turehu, Tiriwa, Uenuku. New Zealand.org.

Wikipedia entry on Māori culture.

Weston Frizzell, Aroha
Weston Frizzell, Aroha Buy Here
Goldie
Charles Goldie portrait of Te Aho-te-Rangi Wharepu, Ngati Mahuta Buy Here
Gordon Walters Print - Makaro
Gordon Walters Print – Makaro Giclee Print Image size in millimetres: 510 x 670 Print of Gordon Walters’ 1969 painting “Makaro”. Buy Here

 

Maori Chief - Vintage NZ Tourism Poster
Maori Chief – Vintage NZ Tourism Poster Buy Here

 

Kahukura by Robyn Kahukiwa
Kahukura by Robyn Kahukiwa Original screenprint Buy Here

 

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