John Kinder

John Kinder Theological Library

Te Puna Atuatanga

Māori Resources

Bishop Panapa Te Rau Theological College students 1920 Rota Waitoa

Library Resources

Wairuatanga - Māori Spirituality
A list of some of the resources relating to Māori Spirituality held at the library.

Māori Subjects Thesis Collection
A list of some of the resources relating to Māori subjects held at the library.


New Zealand Electronic Text Centre
An open digital library of New Zealand and Pacific Island documentary heritage material as well as new born-digital work and research from Victoria University.  An excellent source of early missionary writings and journals.

Te Ao Hou Journal 1952 – 1976
Published by the Māori Affairs Department in New Zealand Aotearoa it has many articles relating to Church and Māori.

The Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1868 - 1961
Is one of New Zealand's most important research publications, particularly for Science. Contributors to the Transactions include James Hector, William Colenso, Charles Fleming, Thomas Hocken, and Ernest Rutherford.

Information Sources

Index of Māori Names
Hosted by Waikato University this index is from an unpublished manuscript compiled about 1925 by the missionary Rev. Henry James Fletcher (1868-1933).

Korero Māori
Interactive conversations, waiata, place names, Māori language club.

Manuscripts and Pictorial collections – Alexander Turnbull Library
A digital library of early New Zealand manuscripts, photographs and drawings.

Māori niupepa
The Niupepa: Māori Newspapers Digital Collection is an electronic collection 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. There were three main types of niupepa published: government sponsored, Māori initiated and religious.

Discover Matariki, a traditional Māori New Year festival which covers history, resources and links to events on Matariki in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Rangiatea Church in Otaki
Rangiātea was the oldest Anglican Māori Church in New Zealand until it was tragically destroyed by fire in 1995. It was recently rebuilt. This website celebrates the unique history of Rangiātea.

28th Māori Battalion
A website dedicated to the men who served with New Zealand's 28th (Māori) Battalion during the Second World War and their whanau and friends.
 Map showing every marae in the country with information about them 
 Ngā Tāngata Taumata Rau, 1869-1960.  Māori language biographies from all published volumes of the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography to date.


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