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        Britannica Library2


   Chatter Pack2    Toku Reo 6

Britannica Library is a safe, up-to-date and age-appropriate information resource for all ages.

Discover encyclopedia articles, journals and periodicals, multimedia, primary sources, atlas, dictionary and other resources that support research at all levels.

Login using your library number.

  A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources.Including -
  • virtual tours and live webcams
  • online learning
  • learn a new skill

TŌKU REO is a language learning show based on the comprehensive Te Whanake language course created by Professor John Moorfield. 

In every block of five episodes, viewers of Tōku Reo learn vocabulary based around a role-play as well as a small number of sentence structures. Segments on newly coined words from the Māori Language Commission, different tribal dialect, and homework from Professor John himself.


 Open culture logo    Zoos Victoria2   Any questions



Free cultural and educational media

  • courses
  • language lessons
  • educational videos

and more



  Live stream cameras from the Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo in Australia.

Check out the koalas, snow leopard cubs, penguins and more.



Any Questions offers free, online help to assist New Zealand students with their schoolwork. Between 10am and 6pm weekdays, students can log on and chat with a librarian who will help guide their research and teach them valuable information literacy skills so they can find the information for themselves.



 New Zealand geographic     Te Reo Singalong2    Upstart magazine image

Every day of the lock-down New Zealand Geographic will post a story or video that can be shared among your family.

Readers who are not subscribed will be able to see three articles before being prompted to subscribe - we have made the trial subscription $1 for two months to keep costs down for school users during this time.


Te Reo Singalong author, Sharon Holt, has created this site for children and teachers to use. Each week day will feature one Te Reo Singalong book, with a video introducing the book, a video of her doing the book with the song, and a video with an activity.



Upstart Educator Resources

Check out these cool curriculum extension opportunities.

And access the April/May 2021 issue of Upstart magazine online! Thanks Upstart Mag for making this available to so many children out there at home.

For even more fun access their competitions by scrolling to the bottom of their website page.


Auckland Museum3        

Auckland Museum - at home

Watch how volcanoes are made, make an exotic bird case come alive in a puzzle or see some never seen before photos of Sir Edmund Hillary and his expeditions. Spend some time with us online today, our collections are here for you to explore.

Find a designated page for the kids here. Lots of cool things just for them including games, activities and videos.







Gore District Library, 11 Jacob Street, Gore, 9710 P: 03 203 9129 E: gorelibraries@goredc.govt.nz