Important note about COVID Level 2 and our libraries, including hours:

At Orange, our libraries are open with the COVID vaccine pass, contact tracing and face masks required to keep the community and staff safe (more information about Libraries at Orange).

Wellington City Libraries

Te Matapihi Ki Te Ao Nui

Court-yard in Pipitea Pa at Wellington


A copy is featured on the cover of our publication Nga Tupuna o Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

It was drawn in 1842 by Captain William Mein Smith.

It is featured in the Rare Books Room, and may be viewed by appointment only. Contact the Māori Customer Specialist, Telephone 801-4122.

Korero o te Wa I Raraunga I Rauemi I Te Whanganui a Tara I Whakapapa