Ngā Rauemi Kuki Airani Māori mā ngā pakeke Cook Islands Māori Resources for adults
Wellington City Libraries has Newspapers and a collections of Books in Cook Islands Māori, as well as many useful books for Pacific people.
You will find the Cook Islands News at He Matapihi Molesworth and Newtown libraries. Newspapers cannot be borrowed - they must be read in the library.
Cook Islands Māori news websites are accessible on the free internet computers at all libraries. These include Cook Islands News.
Books in Cook Islands MāoriChildren's books in Cook Islands Māori are available at most branch libraries. Click here for a full list.
Books in EnglishMost books can be borrowed for 3 weeks. Our books are organised by a numbering system and the same system is used at all branches. For example, The Road Code for car, motor cycle and truck driver's licenses is shelved at 343.0946 DON. There are copies at all Libraries and they can be borrowed for 1 week. If no copies are currently available, you can reserve one with your Library Card.
Here are some subjects you may find useful:
- 428: learning English
- 499.4: Cook Islands Māori grammar and dictionaries
- 500s: Science, astronomy, plants, trees and animals
- 640-649: home care, sewing for the home, children's & adults' clothing, cooking and parenting
- 650s: information on working in New Zealand
- 700s: art, craft & music, tapa, movies & entertainment
- 900s: countries, travel and history, including Cook Islands history (996.1) and geography & travel (919.6) and New Zealand travel (919.31).
Me'a kai : the food and flavours of the South Pacific by Robert Oliver.
The art of Tivaevae : traditional Cook Islands quilting, by Lynnsay Rongokea.
A history of the Pacific Islands , by Steven Roger Fischer
Akama'ara i te Kuki Airani matiri = Remember Cook Island proverbs by Renee Hollis. (2007)