We spend a lot of money locking people up in this country. It costs $100,000 to keep one person in prison for one year. More has been spent in the last three years on prisons than in the entire history of Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

This episode is about Manatika | Justice and how a kaupapa Māori approach focuses on accountability rather than just punishment. We talk to Ngāi Tūhoe artist and activist Tame Iti about his experiences with the justice system and criminologist Professor Tracey McIntosh about what a pre-colonial approach to justice looked like.

This podcast was produced by Kayne Ngātokowha Peters and Anna Harcourt and edited by Colleen Brennan.


Watch the short documentary about 'Manatika | Justice' here and read the article here.

Made with support from NZ on Air.