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Te Kōputu Kōrero a Tā Hirini Moko Mead is the name of the Library opened in 2012 by Te Arikinui Tā Tumu Te Heuheu (VIII).  Located in Whakatane, the library acquires resources that support the curriculum taught at Awanuiārangi, with a special emphasis and priority to acquire resources that pertain to the Mātaatua rohe. The library’s mission statement is to achieve excellence in the provision and promotion of information services to support and enrich the research, education and teaching needs of Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi. Library and Information Services are responsible for providing tailored, high-quality information services in a fast, efficient and cost-effective way across a variety of areas of knowledge and encompassing the following major functions:

  • Library Management (online and physical)
  • Records Management
  • Archives
  • Copyright & Educational Readers

Awanuiārangi has a main campus library in Whakatāne and a small library collection at the Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) campus. The library acquires resources that support the curriculum taught at Awanuiārangi with a priority to acquire resources that pertain to the Mātaatua rohe. The Library and Information Commons ensure students, staff and the wider community can access a world-class library with a range of information services and resources.

Main Collections

  • DVD Collection
  • Māori Land Court Minute Books (Whakatāne & Opōtiki)
  • Newspaper/Periodical Collection
  • Picture Book/Fiction Collection
  • Photographic Collection
  • Theses Collection
  • Electronic Resources
  • Online Databases

Special Collections

  • Sir Harawira Gardiner Book Collection
  • Sir Sidney Moko & Lady June Mead Collection
  • Evelyn Stokes Indigenous Book Collection
  • Raupatu Document Bank
  • Waitangi Tribunal Reports Research Collection
  • Archives Collection

Library Services

  • Library inter-loan
  • Photocopying/Scanning/Laminating
  • Library tutorials
  • Distance library services

 

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Extended library hours and weekend openings are available during noho marae.
Library is closed on public holidays, Wānanga holidays and over the Christmas/New Year period.

Library Membership

Students who are enrolled on Awanuiārangi programmes are provided with free membership to the library. However, programme fees must be paid prior to borrowing from the collections. Student ID cards must be presented to borrow from the collections.

Contact Us

Library & Information Services Manager: Mereana Coleman

Te Kōputu Kōrero a Tā Hirini Moko Mead Library
Private Bag 1006, 13 Domain Road, Whakatāne 3120

Telephone: 07 306 3259 or 0508 92 62 64
Website: http://www.wananga.ac.nz/our-services/library
Email: library@wananga.ac.nz