He Kākano Ahau

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 18 years of her life in the valleys of her papakāinga, Te Urewera.

Over six episodes, Kahu explores stories of Māori in the city, weaving together strands of connection. At the base is a hunch that not all of us who live in the city are disconnected from te ao Māori.

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.

Taonga puoro were almost lost, now these wāhine are taking the revival to a new generation

May we boundlessly dream of possibilities beyond our wildest imaginations. May we weave communities of support, compassion and active solidarity. With our history in front of…

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.

Decolonising gender and sexuality in Wellington city

Te Whanganui-a-Tara, political hub of Aotearoa and a city that carries the rep of being home to individuals all free to express themselves. This was the…

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…

What does it mean to be urban Māori?

Today we launch a series on urban Māori identity. It features He Kākano Ahau, a podcast by Kahu Kutia (Ngāi Tūhoe), and Māori and 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…