He momo pukapuka pono e kawe ana i ngā kōrero meka e pā ana ki tētahi kaupapa. Kāore pea te puka whakatara e pānuihia katoatia, engari ka wherawherahia hei kimi i ngā kōrero e hiahiatia ana. Ko te papakupu, ko te mātāpunenga hei tauira o te puka whakatara.
A type of non-fiction book which contains factual information about a particular topic. A reference book is not usually read in its entirety but is consulted for specific information which is required. Dictionaries and encyclopaedias are examples of reference books.
puka - book
tara (papatara) - storehouse
tara (whakatara) - invoke, consult