Liam Rātana

Why the US Drug Enforcement agency is coming to Aotearoa

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are setting up shop in New Zealand. With the continual growing popularity of Class A drugs like methamphetamine amongst Kiwis, combined…

Human Rights Commission raises concerns about govt’s response to mosque attacks

Two years on from the terrorist attacks on two Christchurch mosques, the Human Rights Commission has released a report raising concerns about human rights breaches in…

Why Māori need to be a priority for the Covid-19 vaccine

Today the government announced who will be prioritised to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Two million New Zealanders will get their first dose in the next four…

Growing weed indoors is actually really bad for the environment

According to research published today, growing cannabis indoors produces up to 5000kg of carbon dioxide per one kilogram of dried flower. 

That’s roughly 4850 times the emissions…

Filipe Manu is bringing Tongan music to the London opera

Filipe Manu never imagined he’d be an opera singer, let alone performing for the Royal Opera House in London at just 27 years old, but that’s…

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei challenge Crown proposal to give significant land to another iwi

They say they are mana whenua of Central Auckland and should have been notified.

Top 20 sporting moments from the last 20 years

There have been many memorable New Zealand sporting moments over the past two decades. King Carlos giving it to Crusaders fans in 2005, Jerry Collins and…

People tell us the best thing to come out of 2020

Despite wildfires, pandemics and WAP there were some good things to come out of 2020.

We ranked celebrities on their basketball skills

Pop star BENEE and politicians Chlöe Swarbrick and David Seymour were among the celebrities who participated in a charity basketball game at Spark Arena on Thursday…

These patients have been given a prescription for nature, rather than pills

A number of Kiwis are opting for fresh air and exercise instead of depending on traditional Western medicine.

A green prescription is an instruction from a health…

Dilworth School saved my life, but harmed many others

Liam Rātana on how the place that saved him may also have damaged other young men for life.

Meet your new Māori MPs

Plus words of advice from Kiri Allan who was in their position three years ago.

Māori Silver Scroll nominees on what it means to be an indigenous musician

Māori Silver Scroll nominees on what it means to be an indigenous songwriter or composer in 2020.

Mazbou Q empowers Black pride in his latest release

Hugh Ozumba has been making music since he was four. Better known by his stage name Mazbou Q, the Manurewa-raised artist and producer began with the…

Stoners tell us why they smoke and how legalising might impact them

Stoners are hidden everywhere. From business executives to teachers, people from all walks of life love to toke every now and then.

The idea of Kiwis being…