The partnership between the New Zealand National Library and the Maori community

Over the past 20 years New Zealand has been attempting to build a bi-cultural nation, based on the Maori Polynesian culture and the European culture of the first settlers. In 1998, the New Zealand National Library solemnly ratified its attachment to the indigenous Maori culture. It remained to transform this declaration of principles into a strategy adapted to the mandate of libraries and to rethink in consequence the organogram and management of human resources.