Are you a current member of Te Rōpū Whakahau? Special AGM 2022

E rau rangatira ma, tēnā rā koutou There will be a special AGM Thursday 13th October 2022, 12-1pm. This may be a good time to whakawhanaunga within your organisation, and join the AGM online together. Please note this AGM in your calendar, and share with your colleagues. Links will be sent out on the list-serve,… Read more »

Hui ā-tau 2022 Aohanga

Te Aroha o Aohanga (Pāpāuma) Marae ki Wairarapa Pāpāuma ki uta, Puketoi, Kupukokore ngā maunga Pāpāuma ki tai, Owahanga, Mātaikona ngā awa Tiihei mauri ora! E ngā iwi, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha o Te Rōpū Whakahau, tēnā koutou. Ka tū tō tātou hui ā-tau 2022 ki Pongaroa, te rohe o Wairarapa.  Nau… Read more »

2021 Meri Mygind Wahine Toa and Robin Hakopa Te Reo Māori awards recipients

Congratulations to Bella Tarawhiti for the Meri Mygind Award, and Dale Cousens for the Robin Hakopa Award. For the full citations, go to the Meri Mygind page or the Robin Hakopa page.

Honorary Membership award recognises Te Paea Paringatai and her contribution to the profession

Congratulations to Te Paea Paringatai, who has been awarded a Te Rōpū Whakahau Honorary Membership for her outstanding contribution to the library and information profession in Aotearoa New Zealand. He tau rongonui te tau He tau urutā te tau He tau manako te tau He tau hirahira te tau He tau, ka tau te tau… Read more »

FREE Mātauranga Māori professional development – update

E ngā rangatira o te motu, tēnā rā koutou Te Rōpū Whakahau in collaboration with NZLPP, are thrilled to provide a FREE professional development opportunity. The Mātauranga Māori professional development is a compulsory (pending COVID) overnight marae stay which will cover: Mātauranga Māori in NZ libraries te Ao Māori Ngā Upoko Tukutuku  (formerly Māori Subject… Read more »

Pukapuka, books, libro, kitap

Kia hiwa rā, kia hiwa rā

Kiaora kotou Te Ropu Whakahau – Te Wananga o Raukawa will be meeting with LIANZA / SLANZA (School libraries) and others and we thought to do a quick survey with those of you who are graduates of either the DipMIM, BMIM or Heke Puna Maumahara or Poutuarongo Puna Maumahara to help us respond to some… Read more »

Whāia te Māramatanga: Hui ā-tau 2021 *programme now available*

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha o Te Rōpū Whakahau, tēnā koutou. Click on links below for more information including the programme When: 18 – 20 November 2021 Where: Waimārama Marae, Hawkes Bay Theme: Whāia te Māramatanga Hui ā tau is the annual conference for Te Rōpū Whakahau. This event provides… Read more »

Free Professional Development Offering

Rau rangatira mā, tēnā koutou, Te Rōpū Whakahau is thrilled to have been successful in receiving two of the eleven New Zealand Libraries Partnership Programme (NZLPP) Strategic Partnership Grants. The first grant will enable delivery of FREE professional development in Mātauranga Māori, te Ao Māori and Māori initiatives. To take advantage of this opportunity, click here

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Whakahau Webinar Series

Whānau led research project Speaker: Ria Wihapi Waikerepuru Wednesday 5 May 11am (NZST / UTC +12.00) 2021 Free Webinar link here The life-long collection of Te Reo Māori activist Te Huirangi Eruera Waikerepuru, was developed on a digital platform in 2018/19 by a whānau-led research project. Initiated under the Museum Studies Advanced Research Practicum, the… Read more »

Kia hiwa rā! Kia hiwa rā! Notice of AGM 2021

E te iti, me te rahi tēnā koutou katoa He mhi nunui ki a koutou, nā koutou te mahi tika me te pono. Nō reira, ngā mihi ki a koutou katoa i roto i ngā āhuatanga o te wā. Please be advised that the Annual General Meeting for Te Rōpū Whakahau will be held on: Date:… Read more »

  • Kaupapa Māori in NZ public libraries

    Interviews with key people were conducted last year and contributed to my Masters research project on Kaupapa Māori in NZ public libraries.  Findings from the report were published as a peer-reviewed article in the most recent issue of the NZLIMJ which is available online at  A full copy of the report can also be accessed via… Read more »

  • Appointment made to Māori Subject Headings Governance Group

    The selection process has been completed for the new Te Rōpū Whakahau representative on the Māori Subject Headings Governance Group.  We are delighted to announce that Ann Reweti has been successful in this appointment.  Ann brings a wealth of experience to the role and is also a past representative of Te Whakakaokao. We would also… Read more »

  • Te Rōpū Whakahau hui and dinner @ upcoming LIANZA Conference

    If you are a financial member of Te Rōpū Whakahau, nau mai, haere mai.  This is a chance to hui kanohi ki te kanohi and share information on Monday 21 October 2013 from 12.00 to 1.30pm in Kirikiriroa.  In addition to our hui, we also have a whanaungatanga dinner, so please keep your calendar free. … Read more »

  • Announcing new Convenor of IFLA Special Interest Group: Indigenous Matters

    It is a great honor to announce that Ms. Te Paea Paringatai has just been installed as the new convener of the IFLA Special Interest Group (SIG) on Indigenous Matters.  She has the requisite energy, foresight, and communication skills to advance the work of the SIG and has already demonstrated leadership skills through her involvement… Read more »

  • Call for EOI – Māori Subject Headings Governance Group

    We are looking for expressions of interest for an enthusiastic individual to represent Te Rōpū Whakahau and champion the Māori Subject Headings through their networks in libraries, information, iwi and hapū. The Māori Subject Headings Governance Group comprises representatives from each of the sponsor organisations which includes LIANZA and National Library.  The Governance Group provides… Read more »

  • Manatunga on Native Affairs, Whaakata Māori

    Ngā mihi nunui ki a Rob Eruera mō āna kōrero rangatira e pā nei ki tana whakaaturanga Manatunga.  I tū tētahi kōrerorero i runga i a Native Affairs Whakaata Māori inapo.  Ka mau kē te wehi! anei te hononga.

  • Ngā Ūpoko Tukutuku – Te Rōpū Whakahau speaks with Te Manu Kōrihi News

    A project to correct the subject headings of te reo Māori and kaupapa Māori information at libraries is to be relaunched after phasing out last year. Te Rōpū Whakahau is one of three groups behind the Māori Subject Headings working party, which was formed in 1998 because it was difficult locating accurate information in te… Read more »

  • Te Kura Pounamu and Te Rōpū Whakahau Literary Awards

    Congratulations to Te Rangi Rangi Tangohau for a job well done in facilitating the Te Kura Pounamu and Te Rōpū Whakahau Literary Awards in Wellington last night.  He mihi nui rawa atu ki ngā kaiwhakawā rātou ko Te Rangi Rangi, ko Jock Walker, ko Ngahuia Ngata.  It was a wonderful evening, filled with excitement and joy. … Read more »

  • Job Vacancies now available on our website!

    We’ve listened and are proud to offer organisations the opportunity to advertise job vacancies on our website.  We list jobs for people and organisations looking to employ talent for a range of information related occupations or Mātauranga Māori expertise.  For further information, check out the Job Vacancies page.

  • Te Rōpū Whakahau: Celebrating 20 Years 1992-2012 – buy your copy now!

    The book has arrived! Affordable at only $22.00! Order your copy today! Further information is available on the publications page.