Mother and daughter talk about the power of intergenerational vision | He Kākano Ahau: Wawatatia…

We explore intergenerational visions, whakapapa, and future aspirations with a māmā-daughter duo.

Overcoming the shame of being Māori but not speaking te reo | He Kākano Ahau: Wawatatia | Episode 6

Let's talk about the challenges that come with learning te reo as a second language.

Meet the kaikōrero advocates who are reimagining justice in Aotearoa | He Kākano Ahau: Wawatatia…

"Let's get rid of that old colonising system, let's start again."

Mahinga Kai - He Kākano Ahau: Wawatatia, Series 2 | Episode 4

This episode in Te Reo asks how we might uphold Māori traditions for the wellbeing of the people.

Ahi Kōmau - He Kākano Ahau: Wawatatia, Series 2 | Episode 3:

Can mātauranga Māori help us find solutions and understanding on suicide prevention?

Reclamation - He Kākano Ahau: Wawatatia, Series 2 | Episode 2:

In episode two, we meet three people working to revive and reclaim mātauranga Māori.

Puoro in the City - He Kakano Ahau, Series 2 | Episode 1

There’s not much that can’t be fixed with a good cup of tea and a chat with the Aunties.

As Pacific artists, our very existence is activism | Disruptors 7

Performance artist Moe Laga and comedian James Nokise are two Pasifika artists who share similar cultural backgrounds but make work that is on absolutely opposite scales…

Surviving personal loss, genocide and standing solo in front of an audience | Disruptors

In the sixth episode of Disruptors, Jean Sergent and Sarita So talk about their solo shows Change Your Own Life and Digging to Cambodia – two…

Disruptors 5: The art of coping and monetising grief

“To be an artist is to suffer.” The old adage coined by famed philosopher Aldous Huxley kicked off the fifth episode of Disruptors, which is the…

Disruptors 4: The quiet persistence of theatre life in lockdown

In this special fourth episode of Disruptors, recorded in the depths of lockdown, four theatre practitioners reflect on what happens when the disruption in their work…

Disruptors 3: The problem with having a seat at the table

Episode three of Disruptors pairs up the incoming and outgoing producers-in-residence at Basement Theatre – Elyssia Wilson-Heti and Alice Kirker. If, like us, you’re still a…

Disruptors 2: Sarita Das and Alice Canton on the transformative power of art

Sarita Das sets out to make art to “feel less alone”, and “more connected to the giant existence that is being human”.  The Tāmaki Makaurau theatre…

The things that stop us from returning to our homelands

City girl Geneva shares reflections and regrets of visiting her kuia’s birthplace for the first time

Our greatest leaders have always thought intergenerationally

On learning lessons from the visionaries who plant seeds for our mokopuna to harvest.

The stories underneath the concrete

Making an effort to learn about the history beneath our feet.

A poem to help us process our frustration and anxiety right now

In just a few weeks, many of us went from feeling more or less secure in our livelihoods to losing them. The rest of us are…

To be Māori is to be everything you could possibly be

Before moving to the city Kahu Kutia typically thought of Māori in the city as disconnected. But she learned that for some Māori, the city is…

The space we need to feel seen

In episode two of the podcast He Kākano Ahau, Kahu Kutia travels to Ōtautahi to look at what it's like for Māori moving to the city…

On Covid-19, Mana Motuhake and an urban marae tucked away in the city

He Kākano Ahau is a podcast written, researched, and hosted by Ngāi Tūhoe writer and activist Kahu Kutia. Kahu lives in Wellington after spending the first…

Podcast: Four wāhine kōrero about how they found their voice

The theme of the night was 'How I found my voice'.

Green MP Golriz Ghahraman, activist and artist Qiane Matata-Sipu, Kāpiti Coast district councillor and Strike 4…

Disruptors: Frickin Dangerous Bro navigate the Pākehā spaces of comedy

EPISODE 1:

In the first ever episode of Disruptors, Comedy trio Frickin Dangerous Bro (Jamaine Ross, James Roque and Pax Assadi) talk about New Zealand’s comedy scene. 

How…

Honest Conversations With Our Mums

“I hate it when people don’t know I’m brown,” says Saraid de Silva Cameron, who has both Sri Lankan and Pākehā heritage. Conversely, her mum Karenza…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Podcast - Manatika | Justice

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…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Podcast - Aroha | Love

Migrants and Māori are often pitted against each other in Aotearoa. But the March 15th terrorist attacks at two Christchurch mosques showed the power of aroha…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Podcast - Whānau | Family

Between 1950 and 1999, it’s estimated around 100,000 children were taken into state care. The majority of them were Māori, and many of them were abused.

This…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Podcast - Hauora | Health

Only 4 percent of psychologists in Aotearoa are Māori. But Māori are 50 per cent more likely to experience mental distress than tauiwi, or non-Māori.
This episode…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Podcast - Takatāpui | LGBTQIA+

Gender fluidity and sexual diversity was an accepted part of Māori and Pacific societies before colonisation.

This episode is about Takatāpui | LGBTQIA+, and how pre-colonial understanding…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Podcast - Mātauranga | Knowledge

The voyage of Polynesian ancestors to these shores has been called the “greatest migration story in the history of mankind”. But we hear very little about…