“Knowing who you are, where you come from and who you represent is pretty important.”
“If they can do it, we can do it.”
“When other people misuse Ka Mate - it’s pretty hurtful”
“Our tipuna were the horniest.”
“I had no worries or nerves - I was ready.”
“Is it something that should be done across the country? Absolutely.”
The cultural exchange is part of a partnership to celebrate connections between indigenous cultures.
“What is normal?”
"Gather the knowledge of Pākeha to compliment the knowledge of your ancestors.”
“I hope Aotearoa keep backing us because we need them.”
“Absolutely, all Māori children should have access to Māori medium education and knowledge.”
“Live it up till that moment comes, and then woop”
It's a question that has sparked much conversation over the years
“Kapa haka is a way for us to identify who we are and where we come from.”
“The whole point is to inspire and invigorate people’s interest in this sort of practice.”
“I’d die with both of those options”
Here’s a cheap recipe from Aunty Trish to help feed your flat or whānau.
“More, give us more!”
“For me it was easy.”
“Don’t lie, bro.”
“I knew it would challenge people's thinking, but that’s another day in the office for me”
Here’s a fun way to add some new kupu to your kite this Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori.
“It’s definitely a treat - but one you won’t regret later.”
"If we can make yummy kai like this on a reasonable budget, we’re winning.”
“Looking like a million bucks for a dollar."
“This work connects me to my ancestors - to my dad and the work he does."
"When I'm on the water, it's always energising and makes me feel happy."
“My children won’t feel the same shame my dad and I once felt.”
“Being yourself is so much more valuable than trying to mimic or trying to imitate someone else.”
“Māori really know how to connect to horses. The horse can really sense that spiritual essence..."
“What does it take to blow $10,000 a year? Just $27.40 a day in miscellaneous spending.”
Asking for a raise can feel awkward, uncomfortable and just plain terrifying.
“It’s not as though this knowledge is new, it’s an intrinsic part of who we are.”
“I’ll be honest, my greatest desire is for all Māori land to be returned to Māori.”
“Only on an IVF journey do you get excited about having good eggs”.
“Every iwi has their own way of reciting their pepeha.”
“We do have some good guys, we do have some bad guys but both feed off the same energy.”
“We are told from our people, we need this.”
“For some people it’s just wanting to pay homage or incorporate their culture.”
“I have eaten kina once in my whole entire life: I know, 10 brownie points taken off me as a Māori.”
“I want to live how our ancestors did.”
“Ko te hiahia kia ora pērā i te wā e ora ai o mātou tīpuna.
“The history of the kūmara goes way back; it’s in our DNA, it’s in our whakapapa."
“They’ve never known the truth, they’ve always known the Pākehā version.”
"We're trying to spark up people's life force to bring them back to fullness."
‘Courage isn’t hard, courage is just the deep breath you take before you make a hard decision’
Our Tikanga 101 explainer helps you navigate the dos and don’ts when taking part in a pōwhiri.
Eating terotero or animal intestines - either you can handle it or you can’t.
“It’s worth asking … what could we do?"
Our Tikanga 101 explainer helps you navigate the dos and don’ts when visiting someone’s whare.
“Imagine the ocean turning up in your lounge one day and just sweeping everything away.”
“I dare you to eat the eye.”
Have you heard of the Tohunga Suppression Act?
“Rongoā Māori (Māori medicine) is a traditional practice that is strongly seen in today's world but there was a…
Watch this explainer on a dark day in NZ history.
“Most of the policies and resource management that we have in place for the ocean and freshwater restrict the rights of iwi. So what we need…
We sit down with the creators of Whakapaupakihi.
“The country was divided on the issue, as were the members in Government.”
Professional photographers are paired with Māori youth in an effort to combat climate change
“It looks like a boil up gone wrong..”
“It looks like porridge but it doesn’t smell like it!”
Rangatahi Māori try the delicacies of their ancestors. Up first is tītī.
“I thought music and comedy would be a great strategy to highlight and discuss issues like racism.”
“My taiaha heals me and guides me through this world.”
After experiencing the hardships of poverty, Māhera Maihi founded the youth organisation.
Video resources to help rangatahi get through lockdown and beyond.
The 3rd-fittest teen on earth, CrossFit champion Hikooterangi Curtis, shares how to stay healthy in…
He talks about what it was like to come home from such a high-energy kaupapa to MIQ.
Shiloh Mills is a youth worker helping young people experiencing homelessness in Tāmaki Makaurau.
“When I was at school, I set a goal of owning a home by the time I was 25. Well, I’m older now and I’m not…
Presenter Sonny Ngatai talks about his own connection with te reo Māori.
We spoke to two rangatahi behind NZ's #1 hot single.
The feelgood hit ‘35’ by Ka Hao featuring Rob Ruha is the number one song on the…
Journalist Te Rauhiringa Krystal-Lee Brown shares her story of perinatal anxiety and depression.
Te Matatini is the national Kapa Haka competition that has been held every two years since 1972.
“It restricts Māori ability to have an impact in these elections.”
Every five or six years, Māori voters have the choice to swap between the general electoral…
What is cheating? And is marriage still important to our generation?
"It was then I thought, ‘Wow, Māori can reach those heights.’”
“It’s crucial that we rangatahi get to tell our stories."
“That behaviour is very much alive in our country.”
“In 2021, this is definitely not the appropriate activity to be happening within our bay.”
“The only good things to come out of it would be in the bedroom…”
“Why should people learn Māori history? Because it’s a connection to the land that we live on.”
“It's scary because the rate in which Māori men are drowning continues to increase.”
“A person is a person no matter their ‘title’. You’re still just a person.”
This year Te Ao Haka was finally introduced as a new NCEA subject.
"Feed the stars, fill your cup."
“Toi and creativity is just revolutionary… It can be healing, it can be activism, it’s sovereignty.”
Rongomai Hoskins and Nikau Campbell are part of a collective of…
“If anything, racism motivates me to keep my chin held high and carry on.” Moerangi Tetapuhi says that receiving her moko kauae has given her a…
“We’re able to bring awareness to issues in a single minute.”
Rangatahi like Safari Hynes are using their online voice to bring awareness to kaupapa around Aotearoa…
“When a Māōri ward was finally voted in for our council, tears flowed down my face. I was just so happy.”
Moko Tepania played a vital role…
"It’s about waiata and it’s about the language, but for me it changed my life.”
“I want to show our rangatahi they can achieve executive levels.”
“Last year, I started learning te reo Māori and my perspective on everything changed.”
Like many of our rangatahi, Katelyn Vaha’akolo struggled with her mental health as…
After two years of cancelations, the iconic Polyfest returned last week and came back better than ever.
Over the four-day festival, rangatahi from across Tāmaki Makaurau came…
“Before every fight I feel the presence of my ancestors.”
Mercury Plaza! Once the go-to spot where Aucklanders young and old would congregate for some of the best kai in town. Since it’s closure in 2019,…
“It’s about reestablishment or reclamation of whakaaro Māori because I know our tupuna were emotionally aware and conscious of the power and strength in vulnerability and…
“For me, te reo adds another dimension to being Māori. It enables one to feel a sense of belonging and connection to their culture and I…
Kahurangi Malcolm is part of the team at Amotai who are playing a significant role in the growth of the Māōri economy. Through her role as…
18 year old Hana-Rawhiti Maipi-Clarke knows the positive influence that mātauranga Māori and in particular, maramataka Māori can bring to the way we engage with the…
20 year old Kairangi Ihimaera has found her true passion in tā moko artistry.
Growing up in kura kaupapa nurtured her love for te ao Māori and…
Conservationist Tame Malcolm dedicates his time to protecting and caring for our ngāhere.
He's merging mātauranga Māori and western science to achieve the best results and create…
Hawaiiki James Morrison is a direct descendant of ancestors who had opposing views on Te Tiriti o Waitangi. He aha ōna whakaaro mō te Tiriti? Over…
'Te Matatini is the mecca of Māoridom'. We follow Rātana Paa's journey as they prepare for the mecca, the world cup of kapa haka - Te…