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Not every Māori cloak is a korowai: Māori cloaks explained

“Kākahu Māori are a beautiful visual expression of Māori identity.”

Should tikanga Māori be taught in law schools?

"It's important law reflects the society it governs."

The Foreshore and Seabed hīkoi, 20 years on

A new doco shares the story of what happened in 2004.

Why we need more Māori doctors

"Quite often patients will tell me that I’m the first Māori doctor they’ve ever met."

Why NZ needs more Māori and Pasifika blood donations

"To give someone the ultimate koha and keep his memory alive is the greatest tribute."

‘We're meant to be here’: trans woman Paipera Hayes on being a lead actress

The 20-year-old speaks about her journey from foster care to the screen.

How kura kaupapa Māori work

A former kura teacher shares her thoughts.

Why there's no such thing as being 'a quarter Māori'

"You are Māori if you have an ancestor who is Māori."

What is koha and how much should I give?

How koha should be used appropriately.

NZ’s first-ever sports documentary in te reo Māori

“Being Maori is an X-Factor and I hope that’s the wairua people feel when they watch it.”

Is it appropriate for non-Māori to have a moko?

Ringa moko (Māori tattoo artist) Cody Hollis explains.

Why Māori plant their whenua/placenta

A tikanga Māori birthing practitioner explains.

Rules around pepeha for non-Māori

Te reo Māori educator Hemi Kelly explains pepeha for non-Māori.

Maramataka: What if our big holiday break was in winter, not summer

The maramataka is the traditional Māori lunar calendar.

'At 21 years old... this was not the plan': NZ's youngest MP

We followed New Zealand’s youngest MP in 170 years as she delivered her maiden speech in Parliament.

How to eat like our tīpuna did

Why food security and food sovereignty are so important

Māori activists explain why they're marching against the new government

There are no “gentle respectful words” to describe the new government, Quack Pirihi says.

Why women don’t whaikōrero

Is colonisation the reason why wāhine don’t whaikōrero?

How Māori tangihanga work

Should you take flowers? Do you wear black? And how many days does a tangi go for?

Five rights renters have - but might not know about

Both renters and landlords have legal rights. As a renter do you know all your rights?

Voters tell us why they’re voting - and why they’re not

At the last election over 77,000 people between the ages of 18-24 didn’t vote.

'Connecting with ourselves': What Te Wiki o te Reo Māori means to me

“Patua te whakamā, don't be ashamed, learning is a process, and learning is a journey."

No, you don't get an extra vote if you're on the Māori roll

So what is the difference between being on the Māori roll and being on the general roll?

Why Aroha has to use a Pākehā name when applying for rentals

“I think that's extremely illustrative of the discrimination that happens in the [rental] sector.”

Why Matariki falls on a different day each year

Matariki is very much connected to the kai we receive throughout the year.

People tell us what they're doing for Matariki

“Drink some beers, self-reflect, go to the gym.”

Mānawatia a Matariki! Where to celebrate Matariki around NZ

Matariki is coming up, which is a time for celebrations, reflection and looking forward.

Five ways to embrace Matariki

This year, the Matariki public holiday falls on July 14.