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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.

‘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…