Matapihi is a window onto the online collections of a number of New Zealand cultural organisations.
Matapihi lets the public search across the digital collections of different New Zealand organisations from one website.
On launch, the service contained around 50,000 records. This number will increase as new partner organisations contribute.
Items available through Matapihi are about New Zealand, made in New Zealand, created by New Zealanders, or held in New Zealand collections.
Geography, history, the natural environment, people and events are featured.
It contains photographs, drawings, paintings, sculpture and some 3-d virtual museum objects, as well as a small number of sound files and textual items. Moving imageswill be added in the future.