This activist couple fights in support of decolonisation

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

Decolonising romance: Prioritising cultural needs in my relationship

"Hopefully one day soon 'actively decolonising' is a sexy part of everyone’s Tinder bio."

How colonisation has changed the naked body

"If I raise a daughter, I'm hopeful about the world she will live in as a Māori woman."

The Queen’s Jewels: India and South Africa want their diamonds back

One of the diamonds is known to be the most expensive in the world.

Why I’m respecting but not mourning Queen Elizabeth II’s death: opinion

For Te Matahiapo, the Queen was the ultimate symbol of British imperialism and colonisation.

How Māori celebrants are indigenising weddings

“For some people it’s just wanting to pay homage or incorporate their culture.”

In pictures: Aucklanders gather to support Palestine

“For the event I co-organised, I wanted to celebrate our culture,”

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…

New Zealanders tell us how they honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Six Kiwis share the various ways we can honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The time I tried to tag the Endeavour, and other thoughts on racist monuments

Statues of colonisers, slave traders and racists are being pulled down as part of a global reckoning with racism. In light of that, for this month’s…

A Zimbabwean mum, dad and daughter interrogate colonial tools in New Zealand

“The future of countries like Zimbabwe lies in the hands of the diaspora child.”

Amos Muzondiwa reflects with his wife Nyembezi and daughter Takunda on their two…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Kōrero and Coffee

This week we launched the final episode of Rediscovering Aotearoa – a decolonisation series.

Here are some highlights from our panel chat about decolonisation and race relations.…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Podcast - Hauora | Health

Only 4 percent of psychologists in Aotearoa are Māori. But Māori are 50 per cent more likely to experience mental distress than tauiwi, or non-Māori.
This episode…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Hauora | Health

Medicine student Aniket Chawla is welcomed into a rongoā Māori wānanga (course) at Motatau Marae, near Kawakawa in Northland. He meets Juan and Tahjai Brown, twins…

‘What we are is enough’: the fight to ban conversion therapy in NZ

Sexual diversity and gender fluidity are nothing new in Aotearoa, they’ve always been around.
New Zealand is currently debating whether or not gay conversion therapy should be…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Podcast - Takatāpui | LGBTQIA+

Gender fluidity and sexual diversity was an accepted part of Māori and Pacific societies before colonisation.

This episode is about Takatāpui | LGBTQIA+, and how pre-colonial understanding…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Takatāpui | LGBTQIA+

Gender diversity was an accepted part of Māori and Pacific societies before colonisation. But European Christian values brought stigma and shame. Jaimie Waititi and Falencie Filipo…

Restoring the Imbalance of Māori Perspectives in Aotearoa’s History

Arini Loader drops an armful of books on the table in front of us with a thud. Their spines are coloured in deep blacks and rich…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Podcast - Mātauranga | Knowledge

The voyage of Polynesian ancestors to these shores has been called the “greatest migration story in the history of mankind”. But we hear very little about…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Mātauranga | Knowledge

There are 110 statues or monuments in Wellington, but only 10 of those represent Māori narratives. Two strangers, Safari Hynes and Peter McKenzie, meet to discuss…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Podcast - Reo | Language

Te Reo Māori was banned in schools in 1867.120 years later it became an official language, but by then only 15% of Māori could speak their mother…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Reo | Language

Ngā Hinepūkōrero are a group of champion slam poets fluent in te reo. They meet Takunda Muzondiwa, who moved to Aotearoa from Zimbabwe as a child,…

Inside Te Urewera: The overdue pardon of Rua Kēnana

Atamira Tumarae-Nuku, 30, stands looking out over the valley at Maungapōhatu. One hundred years ago this was a thriving village home to over 1000 people, but…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Podcast - Taiao | Nature

The forest of Te Urewera, in the middle of the North Island, was the first place in the world to be granted legal personhood - all…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Taiao | Nature

The last bullet of the Land Wars was shot in 1916 at Maungapōhatu in Te Urewera, and the forest was later taken into government control. Atamira…