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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.”

Why I love women’s rugby: Black Fern Ruahei Demant

“This is a game for everyone, not just men.”

26-year-old Ruahei Demant (Te Whanau a Apanui, Te Whakatōhea, Ngāti Awa) has been a Black Fern since 2018.

The…

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.