Maori Services

​​​Mihimihi/ Acknowledgements

E ngā mana e ngā reo, e ngā kārangatanga maha

Mai i a matau o Te Aka Mauri, he mihi hōhonu ki a koutou katoa  

Nau mai, haere mai, whakahonohono mai ki tēnei wāhi hapori, arā ko Te Aka Mauri.

He maha ngā painga me ngā hua hoki o te wāhi nei. Anei ētehi:

He wāhi pānui, rangahau, pūpuri taonga, wāhi akoranga, wāhi ngahau, he wāhi haumaru mō te whānau katoa, ahakoa ko wai, ahakoa nō whea.

He pōhiri tēnei ki a koutou kia haere mai ki tēnei wāhi mō te hapori o Rotorua katoa.

Ahakoa He pātai nui, he pātai iti hoki rānei

 Kei kōnei mātau hei āwhina i a koe ki te kimi, ki te rapu i ngā mea e hiahia ana

Kaua e whakamā, haere mai ki tō wāhi hāpori  


To all the prestigious lines, languages and many connected communities and people

From all of us here at Rotorua Library, we send a heartfelt greeting to you all 

Welcome, connect with us at our community hub, that we call Te Aka Mauri

There is so much value and many benefits that will come from utilising our services. Here are some:

A place to read, research, find out about taonga, whakapapa and iwi histories, a place to learn, relax, be entertained and is a safe haven for all – no matter who you are or where you come from

So, no matter how big or small your query is

We are here to help you, navigate and uncover what you're looking for

So, don't be shy, come and see us at your community hub.


Te Tiriti o Waitangi/ Treaty of Waitangi

He kōrero tautoko – Some ways we support tangata whenua worldviews.
The Rotorua District Library is committed to the Treaty of Waitangi to ensure library services meet the needs of the community and are adaptable as those needs change; the library:

  • Acknowledges Treaty of Waitangi obligations flowing from Central Government
    Mātauranga Māori is traditional and contemporary Māori knowledge and knowledge systems. This includes the body of knowledge originating from Māori ancestors, including the Māori world view and perspectives, Māori creativity and cultural practices. As an organic and living knowledge base, mātauranga Māori is ever growing and expanding.​

  • Applies Treaty of Waitangi principles in their work policies & protocols

  • Recognises Te Reo Māori as an Official language of New Zealand 
    Ensures that Mātauranga Māori is embedded throughout all functions of the library and;
    Recognises and seeks to uphold and strengthen mana-enhancing relationships with Te Arawa 
    Organises events to elevate and celebrate manawhenua and tangata whenua worldviews
    Provides Māori specific learning opportunities to engage, enthuse and build reciprocal relationships with our community and in particular our tangata whenua 

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