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He Reo Kōmanawa: images to inspire te reo Māori learning

This website contains teaching activities and digital resources to support the teaching of te reo Māori. Digital resources include photographs and images of taonga reproduced courtesy of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, part of a collection of resources made available to schools through Te Pātaka Matihiko, Our Digital Storehouse (Digistore), and The Le@rning Federation (TLF) initiative. The digital resources may also be accessed online through Digistore.

Using this website

This material is for educational purposes only. You can load this material onto your school network or onto teachers' computers. You are able to copy this content and duplicate. You may not put it on a publicly accessible website or server.

Conditions of Use

COPYRIGHT – Teaching and Learning Materials

© Crown 2008
All rights reserved
Enquires should be made to the Ministry of Education.

This website and its contents, including teaching and learning activities, digital resources and educational statements, documents and graphics, are subject to the copyright laws of New Zealand.

You may view the contents, and save an electronic copy, or print out a copy, or download and modify units or parts thereof. All material is to be used for not-for-profit educational purposes only. You must include the copyright notice '©Crown 2008' on the copy.

You must not reproduce, transmit (including broadcast), adapt, re-distribute, or otherwise exercise the copyright in the whole or any part of this content for any other purpose, except with the prior written consent of the Ministry of Education and in accordance with any conditions specified by the Ministry.

These Conditions of Use provide the terms and conditions under which this content can be used. By viewing, copying, linking to or using any of this content you accept these terms.

Read Conditions of Use for digital resources from the Te Papa TLF Collection

Conditions of Use for digital resources from the Te Papa TLF collection


  1. This material (Content) is made available by The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and by The Le@rning Federation (TLF) to educational bodies and cultural institutions in Australia and New Zealand (Education Bodies). TLF is managed by Curriculum Corporation. The TLF initiative is a collaboration between the governments of Australia and New Zealand.
  2. This summary (Conditions of Use) is provided to assist You (educators and learners using the Content) to understand what is permitted and what is not permitted to be done with the Content. The Content includes:
  1. These Conditions of Use include:
  1. Where they are different, the Special Conditions supersede the General Conditions.

General conditions of use

  1. You may Use the Content for ordinary Education activities for the purpose of teaching and learning in Australia and New Zealand.
  2. By ‘Use’ we mean you can:
  1. You must not provide Copies of, or display, the Content to the public generally, eg on a public website unless you have gained prior approval from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
  2. You must not sell the Content or use or exploit it for any commercial purpose.
  3. You must not do anything with the Content which would:
  1. Where You Use Content in accordance with the Licence, You do not need to comply with the requirements of any statutory licence (eg, pay royalties to a copyright collecting society such as Copyright Agency Limited, CAL) for that Content.
  2. You must not interfere with any Electronic Rights Management Information.
  3. You must not alter or modify the Content, other than to:

Special conditions of use

  1. You may Use the Content until end 17 October 2015.


  1. Capitalised expressions in these Conditions of Use have the following meanings:

means a reproduction of the Content in the same or a different medium, but without any other alteration.


  • printing out a web page that has been downloaded to a browser
  • converting an image between different formats such as TIF, BMP, JPEG, etc
  • resizing an image to suit the space available or the device on which it is displayed or printed.


  • a structured program of learning and/or teaching for the benefit of a Student
  • a public educational program and/or
  • professional development and preparation activities for either of the above.
Electronic Rights Management Information

means information that:

  • identifies the Content, the author and/or copyright owner, including the Acknowledgments statement
  • indicates conditions on which the Content may be used, including these Conditions of Use.
Moral Rights

includes the following rights of a creator of Content:

  • the right to be attributed (or credited) for their work
  • the right not to have their Content treated in a derogatory way
  • the right not to have authorship falsely attributed.
Student includes a parent, guardian or tutor assisting a Student in connection with their Education.
TLF Content means content developed by or for TLF. Copyright in TLF Content is owned by Curriculum Corporation. This includes the associated description, educational value statements and transcript, if applicable.

More information

More information about Digistore, The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and The Le@rning Federation can be found at:

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Te Pātaka Matihiko, Our Digital Storehouse

Digistore is the New Zealand gateway to the collection of quality digital content produced under The Le@rning Federation (TLF) initiative.

TLF is a collaborative initiative between the governments of Australia and New Zealand. providing digital content, covering a range of learning areas. The content is free to all New Zealand schools and approved education providers. You can find out more about this initiative at The Le@rning Federation site.

In Digistore, you can register your interest in accessing this content online, search the digital warehouse (repository) containing thousands of items of digital content and get ideas on how you might incorporate this curriculum content into your existing classroom programmes.

Once registered, your school will be provided with login details for Digistore, and a DVD of TLF content, so that resources can be loaded directly to your school intranet.

Check to see if your school is registered, or register online for Digistore at: If you are registered, but don’t know your username or password contact the Digistore Administrator at

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The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa has made available to schools a range of resources from its collections, including photographs and images of insects, birds, plants, customary and contemporary art works and taonga Māori. Copyright has been secured for these resources to be used, viewed, printed, and stored for educational use. Each digital resource is accompanied by a description and educational value statement to support the use of the resource within a learning context. For more information about Te Papa please go to


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Dewey number 499.071
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This website copyright ©Crown 2008
The digital images are copyright ©Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
The descriptions, educational value statements, and transcripts are copyright ©The Le@rning Federation 2008.