Teacher Resources - Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu

Teacher Resources

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

Papatipu Rūnanga have their own websites. You can view some of their education initiatives here:

History archives and taonga

People, places and culture

The history of the land is inextricably linked to people and their culture. Find stories of significance here.

Raureka teacher support material [pdf]

Rakaihautu teacher support material [pdf]

Tū te Rakiwhanoa teacher support material [pdf]

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)

Mahinga Kai, Flora and Fauna, Bird and Fish species and their protection

Kaitiakitanga – Caring for Tīeke

Kaitiakitanga – Caring for Tutukiwi

Additional information


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