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How to ask your boss for a pay rise

Asking for a raise can feel awkward, uncomfortable and just plain terrifying.

How this trainee navigator uses a star compass to sail waka

“It’s not as though this knowledge is new, it’s an intrinsic part of who we are.”

Why the Māori King’s daughter met with Prince Charles in London

“I’ll be honest, my greatest desire is for all Māori land to be returned to Māori.”

‘Infertility doesn’t discriminate’: 26-year-old shares IVF journey

“Only on an IVF journey do you get excited about having good eggs”.

How to say your pepeha: Tikanga explained

“Every iwi has their own way of reciting their pepeha.”

Inside NZ’s pro wrestling scene: ‘Step in the ring if you think it’s fake’

“We do have some good guys, we do have some bad guys but both feed off the same energy.”

Building a Sydney marae: Our culture must thrive in another land

“We are told from our people, we need this.”

How Māori celebrants are indigenising weddings

“For some people it’s just wanting to pay homage or incorporate their culture.”

‘I’ll take the leftovers’: rangatahi react to eating kina

“I have eaten kina once in my whole entire life: I know, 10 brownie points taken off me as a Māori.”

Why 23-year-old TV personality D'Angelo Martin gave up alcohol

“I want to live how our ancestors did.”
“Ko te hiahia kia ora pērā i te wā e ora ai o mātou tīpuna.

How to harvest kūmara: ‘Māori can’t connect to a carrot’

“The history of the kūmara goes way back; it’s in our DNA, it’s in our whakapapa."

‘Steal their land!’: painful truth of NZ’s history at Rangiriri

“They’ve never known the truth, they’ve always known the Pākehā version.”

Inside a Māori Religion: The Rātana movement

"We're trying to spark up people's life force to bring them back to fullness."

Dr Moana Jackson is the reason I stayed in law school

‘Courage isn’t hard, courage is just the deep breath you take before you make a hard decision’

What to do at a pōwhiri: tikanga explained

Our Tikanga 101 explainer helps you navigate the dos and don’ts when taking part in a pōwhiri.

‘Not the one g’: rangatahi react to eating terotero (intestines)

Eating terotero or animal intestines - either you can handle it or you can’t.

This Tauranga church is giving its land back to Māori

“It’s worth asking … what could we do?"

‘Don’t put your arse where you eat’: tikanga explained

Our Tikanga 101 explainer helps you navigate the dos and don’ts when visiting someone’s whare.

NZer caught up in Australia floods: ‘everything is gone’

“Imagine the ocean turning up in your lounge one day and just sweeping everything away.”

The Tohunga Suppression Act: how Māori medicine was made illegal for 55 years

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…

The Tūhoe Raids: an explainer

Watch this explainer on a dark day in NZ history.

What Aotearoa can learn about sustainable fisheries in Iceland

“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…

The siblings behind a Māori musical theatre show

We sit down with the creators of Whakapaupakihi.

Foreshore and Seabed: an explainer on the biggest protest Aotearoa has seen

“The country was divided on the issue, as were the members in Government.”

Māori youth are capturing climate change through photos

Professional photographers are paired with Māori youth in an effort to combat climate change

Rangatahi react to eating kānga pirau (rotten corn) for the first time

“It looks like porridge but it doesn’t smell like it!”

Rangatahi react to eating tītī (muttonbird) for the first time

Rangatahi Māori try the delicacies of their ancestors. Up first is tītī.

‘Laughing helps’: @jordynwitha_why on combating racism with humour

“I thought music and comedy would be a great strategy to highlight and discuss issues like racism.”

Inside mau rākau, the Māori martial art

“My taiaha heals me and guides me through this world.”

Why this young wahine founded an organisation to help rangatahi in need

After experiencing the hardships of poverty, Māhera Maihi founded the youth organisation.

Helping rangatahi Māori take care of their mental wellbeing

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.

A youth worker shows us a day in their life helping homeless rangatahi in Auckland

Shiloh Mills is a youth worker helping young people experiencing homelessness in Tāmaki Makaurau.

The average house price in NZ is over $900k. Do you think you’ll ever own a home?

“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…

Sonny Ngatai on the history of Māori language revitalisation

Presenter Sonny Ngatai talks about his own connection with te reo Māori.

‘35’ by Ka Hao feat Rob Ruha is the TikTok anthem of Te Wiki o 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…

The leading cause of death during pregnancy in NZ is suicide. Over half those women are Māori

Journalist Te Rauhiringa Krystal-Lee Brown shares her story of perinatal anxiety and depression.

To celebrate 50 years of Te Matatini kapa haka festival, we're making an album of the greatest…

Te Matatini is the national Kapa Haka competition that has been held every two years since 1972.

Māori voters can only switch electoral rolls once every 5 years. Is it time for a change?

“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 do you look for in a partner, and do you even have those qualities yourself?

What is cheating? And is marriage still important to our generation?

I’m a pro golfer. I want to inspire other Māori on the world stage

"It was then I thought, ‘Wow, Māori can reach those heights.’”

Māoriland: the creative hub empowering story sovereignty

“It’s crucial that we rangatahi get to tell our stories."

We asked 8 rangatahi about their thoughts on racism

“That behaviour is very much alive in our country.”

What is going on at Pūtiki Bay on Waiheke Island?

“In 2021, this is definitely not the appropriate activity to be happening within our bay.”

8 rangatahi tell us what they really think about dating apps

“The only good things to come out of it would be in the bedroom…”

We asked 8 rangatahi about education in Aotearoa

“Why should people learn Māori history? Because it’s a connection to the land that we live on.”

Teaching urban Māori lost skills of how to gather kaimoana safely

“It's scary because the rate in which Māori men are drowning continues to increase.”

We asked 8 rangatahi about gender in te ao Māori

“A person is a person no matter their ‘title’. You’re still just a person.”

Behind the scenes at one of the first kura with new NCEA subject, Te Ao Haka

This year Te Ao Haka was finally introduced as a new NCEA subject.

Rangatahi preserving the art forms of their tūpuna

“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…

Tā moko and facing racism in Aotearoa

“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…

I use social media to advocate for Māori rights

“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…

How I fought to get Māori wards on local councils

“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…

How Melodownz first visit to his marae for special waiata changed his life

"It’s about waiata and it’s about the language, but for me it changed my life.”

Young Māori CEOs on how te ao Māori is the grounding for success

“I want to show our rangatahi they can achieve executive levels.”

How learning te reo Māori helped me heal my mental health

“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…

How it feels to be back at Polyfest

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…

The MMA champion connecting te ao Māori with the world of combat sports

“Before every fight I feel the presence of my ancestors.”

We tracked down the owners of Chinese Cuisine, one of Mercury Plaza’s most popular eateries

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,…

TEEKS on music as a form of healing

“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…

I'm non verbal, but that won't stop me from speaking Māori

“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…

Connecting Māori businesses to the Pākehā world

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…

Maramataka: using the lunar calendar to connect to te ao Māori

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…

A young tā moko apprentice on why she’s learning the art of her ancestors

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…

The conservationist merging tikanga Māori and western science

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…

One of my ancestors created the Treaty of Waitangi. Another protested against it.

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…

Rātana - the road to Te Matatini

'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…