Hauora Māori (Māori Health)

Develop a search strategy

  • Define the key concepts and key terms of your topic.
  • Make a list of keywords, phrases, synonyms and subjects to use when searching.
  • When you find sources, note down their details so you can cite them accurately later on. Further information on Referencing.

Use subject headings

To research subjects in the Library Catalogue, do a Subject Heading search. To find Māori terms to use, try the Wakareo database or the Ngā Upoko Tukutuku, Māori Subject Headings. For example: Community health services; Hauora; Hauora hinengaro; Hauora tinana; Hauora whānau

Use the Advanced Search option to combine more than one term.

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Key resources



  • Google Scholar
    Search peer-reviewed journal articles, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports, with full text or access to content that the Library subscribes to.
  • PubMed
    Journal articles in all fields of medicine, biomedicine, health sciences and allied health.

New Zealand

Māori Studies

  • Māori Bibliography from Te Whare Wananga o Waikato
    An index of chapters and articles on all aspects of the Māori people.
  • Iwidex
    An index of books, articles, chapters and sections of books that contain information about Māori waka, traditions, waiata, haka, tribal whenua, maunga, marae, carving, weaving, stories and whakapapa.
  • Wakareo
    Compilation of Māori-English and English-Māori dictionaries, lexicons and word lists.
  • Ngā Tipu Whakaoranga
    Database of Māori traditional uses of New Zealand native plants.
  • TV and Radio
    The University of Auckland's archive of over 100,000 hours of television and radio content, including many items related to hauora Māori.

Government publications


New Zealand Legislation can be searched online for references to Māori health.

These sites may contain research or publications unavailable elsewhere.

Non-Governmental Organisations

  • Hāpai Te Hauora: Māori Public Health
    Public health, policy, advocacy, and research, created to increase opportunities for Māori to enjoy good health and to be sustained by healthy environments. The result of a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding between Te Whanau o Waipareira Trust Board, Raukura Hauora o Tainui and Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua.
  • Te Rau Ora
    Coordinates a range of national programmes that contribute to Māori health, mental health, addiction, primary health and public health workforce priorities.
  • Te Kāhui Rongoā Trust
    A national rongoā Māori charitable trust, established to safeguard, research and develop the science and knowledge of rongoā.

Māori health professionals


Several organisations offer support to students and researchers in Hauora Māori.

Research Collections

  • Hei Hauhake Whakaaro
    A resource of Kaupapa Māori literature developed by Te Kupenga Hauora Māori at the University of Auckland, for students and Tōmaiora researchers.
  • Māori Health Review
    Summaries of research published in global journals which is relevant to hauora Māori.


University Research Centres


  • Referencing
    Access a range of tools and support material to assist your referencing work.


  • Quick©ite
    Use this interactive tool to view examples of references.
    Covers a range of styles used at the University of Auckland.

Last updated : 29 November 2022
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