Wellington City Libraries

Te Matapihi Ki Te Ao Nui

Māori Audio Visual Resource Kiosk.


Now available for public use, this fantastic video and audio "jukebox" has a wide selection of topics on offer, from the fabulous show casing of the late Hirini Melbourne's musical talents using traditional Maori instruments, to an explanation of Matariki, the Maori New Year.
The material is mainly in Te Reo, with the majority of video from the Waka Huia television series.

Other highlights include:

Takaro directed by Te Hira Henderson ; produced by Whai Ngata. (New Zealand Television Archive)
"...presenting traditional games and leisure activities of Maori people. Hone Kaa talks to various people steeped in the knowledge of the old ways and watches as many demonstrate their skills in their field of expertise."

Kaimoana.
"Discussions with speakers from various tribal areas on their traditional practices of gathering kaimoana from Te Tai Rawhiti (East Coast). Looks at different types of seafood, methods of gathering, the types of nets used, and teaching skills of the whanau."

The "jukebox" is on the second floor just off from the top of the stairs, Central Library. It is easy to operate, but if you need help the Enquiries desk team on the second floor is only too happy to help.

Korero o te Wa I Raraunga I Rauemi I Te Whanganui a Tara I Whakapapa