Mahi Tahi Media

Whānau Māori living with dementia: will you look after your Koro or Kui?

“My advice for those dealing with family with dementia , I would say just to practice patience”

The vital role of harvesting kai for hautapu

"Matariki serves as a unifying force, bringing people from all walks of life together."

Wāhine take the lead in this year's momentous Matariki celebration

Traditionally men have led the karakia for hautapu.

How the art of Tātatau is empowering indigenous wāhine in Australia

“Tātatau is so important to me because it’s something I don’t just wear, but it’s something I live.”

Reclaiming our traditions by not using a surname

“The thing that I don’t agree with is that Māori have to have a last name, that is wrong”.

Hawai’ians natives inspired to learn language by Māori

"If people do not use the Hawai’ian language, it will cease to exist."

These women share their breast cancer journey

Wāhine Māori are 1.4 times more likely to die from breast cancer than non - Māori.

Why my mum could not attend my University graduation in Hawaii

Irene Tawa is the first person in her whānau to graduate from college and managed to do it abroad.

How to become your own boss: Rangatahi share their secrets

“ I didn’t choose brick laying, brick laying chose me.”

Are you on the Māori roll? Rangatahi share their experience

Māori can get 14 seats if all Maori choose Māori.

‘Hula is life’ Māori Prodigy take the stage at Merrie Monarch

“It’s a dance, it’s a song and it talks about who we are as Hawai’i”.

An indigenous system that saw the foresight of the floods

From the Auckland floods to Cyclone Gabrielle, Aotearoa has been hit hard by extreme weather events.

What it means to be from Tūhoe

“ Just like riding horses and going hunting, and yeah…feel like I’m a Māori”

The reality of buying a home in your 20s

“We want to be millionaires, rich in whenua.”

This activist couple fights in support of decolonisation

“The colonial system that we all live under is affecting all of us.”

Why making Aotearoa history compulsory matters to students

Aotearoa History to be implemented in the school curriculum.

I am walking 200km for the cyclone affected East Coast

“What’s the point in being successful if you can’t help people along the way?”

My dream is to perform at Te Matatini: I have been trialling for 5 years

“This has been a long time coming for me to this Te Matatini”

The continuation of our whānau legacy in kapa haka

“Matatini is the perfect platform for young Māori to showcase our amazing culture to the world.”

Iconic haka deserves respect: rangatahi protecting Ka Mate

“When other people misuse Ka Mate - it’s pretty hurtful”

Does having tā moko impact your dating life

“Our tipuna were the horniest.”

Asking my friends with moko whether I should get one too

“I had no worries or nerves - I was ready.”

Undocumented pā site discovered in Auckland during building works

“Is it something that should be done across the country? Absolutely.”

Māori connecting with Native Americans: 'Our tribes have similarities'

The cultural exchange is part of a partnership to celebrate connections between indigenous cultures.

A 'birthplace of pain': What it means to be Māori and studying in England

"Gather the knowledge of Pākeha to compliment the knowledge of your ancestors.”

How the Women’s Rugby World Cup embraced te ao Māori

“I hope Aotearoa keep backing us because we need them.”

Kōhanga reo shortage across New Zealand leaves Māori whānau desperate

“Absolutely, all Māori children should have access to Māori medium education and knowledge.”

Would you rather: know how you die, or when you die?

“Live it up till that moment comes, and then woop”