Te Ahipourewa Forbes

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.

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?

'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.

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.

MDMA to be trialled on terminal cancer patients in NZ

Psychedelic-assisted therapy could potentially to completely change how we treat diseases.

Why I care about decolonising the ikura/period

"...society and wāhine have so much to learn about the way that our tupuna were innovators.”

Germany returns Māori and Moriori remains to Aotearoa

Those involved say a significant amount of work has gone into returning these ancestors.

Scene of 1920 shooting becomes NZ’s first rainbow heritage listed building

“This is a really groundbreaking listing for Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga.”

This web tool replaces coronation news with Indigenous stories

“Our hapori is fatigued by royal gossip and I feel like we deserve the option to opt-out."

‘I get $18 a week to help with rent’: Students on making ends meet

How a new cost of living scholarship could help students.

Taranaki Maunga to get legal personhood – but what does this mean?

The decision follows the preliminary signing of a Treaty settlement last week.

‘It’s my superpower’: how a dyslexia diagnosis helps this teen succeed

According to figures from SPELD NZ, about 10%-20% of our population is dyslexic.

Why karakia is more than just a tick box exercise

You might have noticed the use of karakia in public meetings keeps making headlines recently.

How to say Whanganui correctly

We spoke to iwi historian Che Wilson about this.

Why the world's biggest kapa haka competition needs more funding

While the NZ Royal Ballet got $8.1m in Budget 2022, Te Matatini received just $2.9m.