GUEST BLOG: Exposed 

Sally Thompson, National Library’s Services to Schools Team Leader in Christchurch and a Kākaho in the Whiria te Tāngata programme on professional and personal growth ahead of retirement. It’s been a while, a decade maybe, time to get back on the learning and development horse. This is me talking to myself, exposing myself whilst I… Read more »

Robyn Hakopa Te Reo Māori Award 2023

The recipent of this year’s award is someone who has been working in the library sector for quite some time, and currently works for her public library. Prior to her arrival, there was a small rōpū trying to improve Mātauraka Māori services for the libraries in their rohe, with small movements already made. But her… Read more »

Meri Mygind 2023 Award

Meri Mygind – wahine toa award. This wahine is the very definition of initiative, creativity, dedication and promotion of Māori services within libraries.  She is always coming up with ideas for encouraging engagement within the library and Te Ao Māori. She plans big and she often gives voice to others creativity and vision as well…. Read more »

Job Vacancy: Community Learning Specialist – Whakatane District Council

– Join a diverse and committed team– Full time position– Community focus Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role A great opportunity is available to join a high performing team responsible for delivering customer service to members of our community. This role also supports our Customer Engagement Assistants with information and digital literacy, delivering… Read more »

Job Vacancy: Learning and Outreach Specialist – Whakatane District Council

Ko wai mātau | About us The people at Whakatāne District Council love what we do because we do it for others, and that feels good. We work hard and we know it’s important to stop and play too. We’re on a learning journey because we know we can always do better, and we know… Read more »

GUEST BLOG: Leading with intentions

Des Morunga, a Community Services Librarian at South Waikato District Council, shares some of her initial learnings while participating in the Whiria te Tāngata programme. I recently returned to work after being on maternity leave and this opportunity presented itself at the right time.  First, it is a privilege to be successfully selected to the… Read more »

GUEST BLOG: The significance of mātauranga Māori as a corporate librarian

Tal Rogoff, pictured below, is a Kaitiaki o ngā pukapuka/ Information Consultant at WSP. She reflects on how being part of the Whiria te Tāngata programme has helped her grow; in more ways than one. Growing up Jewish, learning is closely associated with books and formal, didactic educational learning. There’s a reason we’re referred to… Read more »

Rangitihi marae, Matatā – Mātauranga Māori & Tukua workshop cancelled

Tēnā koutou Due to unforeseen circumstances, this professional development opportunity has been postponed for another date and location. Check out future developments here

Amazing development opportunity

*Applications now closed* Do you want to be part of an amazing opportunity to support the sustainability of the Aotearoa New Zealand library sector? Are you looking to grow your strategic leadership skills and have a passion for mātauranga Māori, workforce development, data research and collective impact? We are looking for 10 talented people with… Read more »

  • Call for Participants: INELI-Oceania

    Lead, Innovate, Collaborate Be a part of a unique and exciting professional development opportunity. INELI-Oceania is a new and innovative leadership development program for emerging library leaders from Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.   The program is primarily funded through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and through generous financial… Read more »

  • Tonoa Mai – Call for Abstracts

    Karangatia rā Karangatia rā Ngā iwi o te motu Ki  runga o Tāmaki Makaurau Nau mai, haere mai, piki mai tātou katoa. Mauria mai tō tātou mātauranga, ngā ākonga mō tēnei huihuinga.   The Conference Programme Committee welcomes abstract submissions for LIANZA 2014 Conference in Auckland, New Zealand.  Each year the LIANZA conference showcases the… Read more »

  • Rohe news: Te Ūpoko o te Ika hui

    It’s awesome to see the rohe using their mailing lists.  Te Ūpoko o te Ika will get together for their first face to face hui on 18 February 2014.  Information is available under Events and at Te Ūpoko o te Ika webpage under Rohe.

  • Call for Papers – IFLA SIG Indigenous Matters

    [Please share with your networks] Call for Papers Special Interest Group: Indigenous Matters  16 – 22 August 2014, Lyon  Theme: Vive le “I” for indigenous in IFLA: strengthening cultural responsiveness and accountability in libraries and information  Due date for Proposals for Papers: 3 February 2014  The SIG Indigenous Matters invites proposals for papers that illustrate… Read more »

  • New Member Benefits

    We’ve got some new member benefits…  Rohe Webpage New Rohe webpage for each rohe is now available at  Email to populate your rohe page with your content. 1.   Te Ūpoko o te Ika (Kāpiti Coast, Porirua, Whanganui a Tara, Wairarapa); 2.   Te Tai Hauāuru (Taranaki, Rangitīkei, Papaiōea, Horowhenua); 3.   Te Matau o Māui (Wairoa… Read more »

  • Tohu consultation document emailed to members

    Thank you for your feedback and your continued participation and support.  The tohu consultation document was emailed to members on Monday 16 December 2013.  We are keen to hear back from collective groups such as regions where practicable, however we understand this is not always possible and are happy to accept individual submissions.  Submissions from… Read more »

  • 2014 tentative dates for Mātauranga Māori Workshops now available

    Check our Events page for more information about upcoming dates for workshops.

  • Hui ā Tau 2014

    Mark these tentative dates in your calendar 13 – 17 May 2014 in the beautiful Hokianga.  Check in regularly to stay updated about Hui ā Tau arrangements by visiting the Hui ā Tau 2014 page.

  • Call for items for Pānui, Kōanga 2013

    Items are invited for the upcoming Kōanga issue of Pānui, National Newsletter for Te Rōpū Whakahau. If you have any items you would like considered for inclusion, please send them to by Wednesday 4 December 2013.

  • Applications for Toiroa and Toipoto scholarships now open from 1 July to 30 June

    Applications are for events held in the current financial year and may be submitted at any time between 1 July and 30 June. For more information visit our Awards  page.