Māori Language Resources

Ako Collection -  Te Reo Māori collection

two women together one holding a Māori Language book

We have created an amazing Ako Collection to help you explore and learn more about Te Reo Māori.

Ako means to learn, so we have collected a range of fantastic resources for all ages to help you learn in your own time and at your own pace. Pop in to Rangiora, Kaiapoi, or Oxford Libraries and ask the team to show you our new Ako Collection. Start your Te Reo Māori journey today

Please have a look at our Ako collection in our catalogue.

Ako Packs

The Ako Collection also contains awesome learning packs with books and activities aimed at adults and whānau. These packs are available to loan for three weeks.

Ako bag in the middle with books and games placed aroundAko bag purple in the middle books and games for adults around

Books Alive

Waho i te Moana by Yvonne Morrison, illustrated by Jenny Cooper and translated by Pānia Papa. Winner of the Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for Te Reo Māori, read by Halle Pitama.

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Te Hipo Huna by Juliette MacIver, illustrated by Sarah Davis and translated by Karena Kelly
Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for Te Reo Māori

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Te Hipo Huna

Mokopuna Matatini illustrated by Story Hemi-Morehouse, written by Pania Tahau-Hodges
Best First Book Award, Wright Family Foundation Te Kura Pounamu Award for Te Reo Māori, Russell Clark Award for Illustration

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Red orange book cover Mokopuna Matatini


big owl and little bird with glasses LOTE 4Kids

LOTE4Kids -  Storytime in your language

There are over 3000+ digital books, covering 65+ languages, including a selection of sing-along picture books in Te Reo Māori. Each book also comes with English translations to help kids learn and enjoy languages. New titles will be added every month.

Download the App from the App Store or Google Play today!