Aotearoa

Petition to change NZ to Aotearoa presented to Parliament

Te Pāti Māori has presented its petition urging Parliament to change New Zealand's official name.

Hori’s Pledge: campaign to correct the country’s name to Aotearoa

It's a pushback against Don Brash's Hobson's Pledge.

Students left waiting as Aotearoa NZ histories curriculum delayed

Schools won't have to start teaching the content until 2023.

The Tūhoe Raids: an explainer

Watch this explainer on a dark day in NZ history.

Six60 beat Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber for NZ’s most streamed artist

For a second year in a row, Six60 is NZ's most streamed artist on Spotify.

Judith Collins loses National leadership: the drama explained in 7 quotes

Simon Bridges has been stripped of his responsibilities after making jokes about how to conceive a baby, Judith Collins has lost the leadership of the National…

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.”

NZ will move to traffic light system on December 3

Jacinda Ardern confirmed today that the whole country will shift to the traffic light system.

Covid update: A second person isolating at home with Covid has been found dead

The person was found by ambulance staff this morning in the Auckland suburb of Mt Eden.

Covid update: 100 new cases. 76% of eligible people double vaxxed

Of today’s 100 new cases, 97 are in Auckland and 3 are in Waikato.

Vapes just make vaping more common, don’t decrease smoking rates, research shows

New research shows the impact of vaping on university students.

Covid update: 43 new cases. 19 unlinked to outbreak

Of today’s 43 new cases, 40 are in Auckland and 3 are in Waikato.

Stirfryboyz x Taebz share a song for your next late-night drive through the city

Re: chats with the boyz about their new song and music video ‘Metropolis.’

Covid-19 update: Auckland, Waikato and Northland to stay at Alert Level 3

Auckland will stay at Alert Level 3 with current restrictions for a week.

Covid-19 Update: Auckland to stay in level 3, with new rules starting Tuesday 11:59PM

The government has released a ‘road map’ to gradually ease Auckland out of tight restrictions.

NZ has the highest trust in scientists out of 12 countries including the US, UK, and Australia…

This means as a country we are more compliant with Covid-19 precaution measures.

Made My Day: Penguin couple celebrate 24 happy years together in Auckland

Spring is upon us in Aotearoa and love is in the icy air for penguin couple Buster and 99.

In photos: The freedom of growing up in the Hokianga on horseback

Photos by Ruby Harris, Edith Amituanai, Matt Hurley

Budding director Ruby Harris’s new short film Pet Day gives us a glimpse into what it’s like to grow…

Two generations discuss their journeys with te reo Māori

Karen Leef and Joyce Kupe-Stephens sat down to to talk about their shared histories and struggles.

What do we want for te reo Māori?

For many, Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori comes with difficult questions around our dreams for this language.

‘Learning Te Reo helped me form a deeper connection to my Sri Lankan heritage’

We talked to four tauiwi (non-Māori) about their journey with te reo Māori.

‘I don’t want rangatahi to have to fight for our reo’: 6 people on their hopes for te reo Māori

We spoke to 6 people in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, all at different stages of their reo journey.

Made My Day: Jacinda Ardern wants your help naming our vaccination buses

So far ‘Shot Bro’ is a crowd favourite, can you think of something better?

I spent the last year reclaiming te reo Māori full time. Here’s what I learnt

A reflection from Shilo Kino, a journalist and author.

‘You’re not going to get a job in te reo Māori’: 3 people who proved this wrong

Today we are seeing the fruits of sacrifices whānau have made in order to save the language.

A short history of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori has a long and significant history, and we all should learn about it.

Meet the artist behind our Te Wiki o te Reo Māori images: Pounamu Wharekawa

Re: commissioned artist Pounamu Wharekawa to create images for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.

Affirmations for when you need a reminder of your connection to Te Reo Māori

Ariana Stevens from Reo Māori Mai created some affirmations for those of us on our reo journey.