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Māori Studies: Iwi & Whakapapa

Looking to the past for your future.

Recommended Resources

Whakapapa Research at Hocken Collections

Hocken is a reference-only research library, archive and gallery.

The collections celebrate the histories, cultures and natural environments of Aotearoa New Zealand, the Pacific and Antarctica with special emphasis on southern New Zealand.

Read more about the resources and services available at Hocken.

Search for images, photographs and pictures held at Hocken on Hākena.


Stats NZ provides overviews of Aotearoa and its communities with facts, tables, and graphs about places, iwi, ethnic groups, and key topics, with many in both English and Te Reo.

Here are some recommended links:

Ki te Ao Mārama - statistics about Māori, from a Māori perspective, published in 2016

Speakers of Te Reo Māori

Māori Stats NZ - official data, reports, measures and products relevant to Māori well-being and development

2018 Census information: