Explore Ngāi Tahu specific articles, videos and resources, as well as links to other websites that focus on the places, people, events, and flora/fauna of the Ngāi Tahu takiwā. We will continue to add more resources in the future and encourage you to continue visit this page to support your work. We ask that you acknowledge your sources within the classroom environment.
We encourage educators to continue to develop relationships with mana whenua and connect with local papatipu rūnanga and marae for information on significant cultural contexts in your own area.
Papatipu Rūnanga have their own websites. You can view some of their education initiatives here:
Reinvigorate your te reo Māori with KMK’s resources, waiata and events
A parenting and child development video series by Nathan Wallis
A video series of traditional food gathering practices
Education Framework for Years 4-10 to support our mahinga kai video series
Ngāi Tahu cultural atlas featuring over 1000 traditional place names and historical information
Education framework to teach social studies in Years 7-10
Video series featuring Ngāi Tahu artists
All registered Ngāi Tahu can trace their ancestry back to the tribe’s founder Tahu Pōtiki
Cultural and ecological restoration programme
Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour plans for the community to ensure the ecological and cultural health of Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour
Christchurch city Libraries website featuring places of significance in Ōtautahi, Banks Peninsula and Canterbury region.
Celebrating the claim
The history of the land is inextricably linked to people and their culture. Find stories of significance here.
SchoolKit produces free educational and digital resources for NZ schools. To support the new Aotearoa NZ Histories Curriculum, SchoolKit has produced a new resource called ‘somethinghappenedhere.co.nz’.
Matapopore is the mana whenua voice responsible for ensuring Ngāi Tūāhuriri/Ngāi Tahu values, aspirations and narratives were realised within Christchurch’s rebuild after the devasting 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.
LEARNZ has virtual field trips of places like Aoraki.
Ngāi Tahu Karakia (video playlist)
Kaitiakitanga – Caring for Tīeke
Kaitiakitanga – Caring for Tutukiwi