Auckland Libraries: Ngā mātanga Māori

Ngā mātanga Māori

Māori specialists

We have reo speaking kaimahi Māori with diverse interests working in specialist roles. Find out more about our kairangahau, amorangi and hāpai ō, where they are based and how they can support you.


Kairangahau are highly sought after for their experience and expertise in:

  • whakapapa

  • accessing mātauranga Māori

  • assisting your rangahau.

Dena Jacob

Ngāi Te Rangi, Tūhoe

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Poukōkiri Rangahau Māori | Senior Librarian - Māori Research 

Īmēra: Email

Wāhi: Research WestWaitākere Central Library 

Kōrero Māori: Āe - Intermediate

Raniera Kingi

Ngāpuhi – Ngāti Ruamahue, Ngāti Kura

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Poukōkiri Rangahau Māori | Senior Librarian - Māori Research

Īmēra: Email address:

Wāhi: Te Paerangi - Research South, Manukau Library

Kōrero Māori: Āe

Xavier Forsman

Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa

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Poukōkiri Rangahau Māori | Senior Librarian - Māori Research 

Īmēra: Email

Wāhi: Research North, Takapuna Library 

Kōrero Māori: Āe

Ngā amorangi

Amorangi are based within your hapori and will be the first point of contact in helping you to find and access Māori content and services. 

Your amorangi can help you with: 

  • finding rauemi that meet your needs
  • creating and organising kaupapa Māori
  • connecting with ratonga Māori and reo speakers in your hapori.

Find your closest amorangi:

Ngā hāpai ō

We also have mātanga who provide support and direction for the amorangi within your hapori ranging from:

  • strategy and leadership
  • curating and purchasing kohinga Māori
  • learning and development
  • digital experiences.

Auckland Libraries:Ngā mātanga Māori Māori specialists in Auckland Libraries can help you in your whakapapa research, finding and accessing Māori content and services and curating Māori collections.