Napier Libraries recognise the place of Māori as the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand and is committed to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. We aim to provide resources which meet the needs of Māori within the Napier community; and to promote bicultural awareness and increase understanding of New Zealand heritage for all library users.
The Māori collections contain items written in English, items written in te reo Māori, and bilingual material. There are works by authors who identify as Māori as well as works on general subjects that feature predominantly Māori content.
Different parts of the Māori collection are located in our two branches:
|Heritage Collection Hawkes Bay Māori – Ngāti Kahungunu||Reference only - Napier
|Heritage Māori Collection - Kohikohinga Māori
||Lending - Napier and Taradale|
|Children's Māori Collection||Lending – Napier and Taradale|
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