Māori

Indigenous Kanak call on Māori for help: ‘We are the same people’

“Kanak people need their voice heard by the world.”

Life as a Māori translator

"It must be translated with intention."

Not every Māori cloak is a korowai: Māori cloaks explained

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

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."

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

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

It’s politically tense in NZ. But Māori are here, present and proud

Why Waitangi Day fills me with morbid optimism.

The indigenous bond between Māori and Native Americans

“We’re proud and we’re here today because of the resilience our ancestors instilled in us.”

Why Māori plant their whenua/placenta

A tikanga Māori birthing practitioner explains.

What a decade of ballroom means for LGBTTQIA+ Māori

Ballroom culture has just celebrated 10 years in Aotearoa.

‘Data is taonga’: 2023 Census critical for Māori

“Data is really powerful ... it's quite precious. It's taonga."

How Aue E Ihu became the Māori Battalion’s special hymn | Rongo Toa

The hymn was sung by soldiers on their departure from Palmerston North on Anzac Day 1940.

New Zealand’s first te reo Māori road signs get the go-ahead

One says Haere (go) and one says Taihoa (wait).

Inside mau rākau, the Māori martial art

“My taiaha heals me and guides me through this world.”

A Māori health nurse shares how she makes 25% less than DHB nurses | Show Us Your Money

A nurse at a Māori health provider shares how she supports her whānau on a $55K salary.

Learn hīkoi aroā mindful walking with Manu | Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai l Ep 2

“I thought I was good at staying happy and seeing the best out of every situation. But I wasn’t really good at healing and dealing with…

Learn a meditation for feeling safe with Zakara | Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai | Ep 1

“I didn’t know how to be safe, because no one teaches you how to be safe."

Learn yoga with Christine | Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai | Ep 3

In this episode, we practice a yoga sequence in te reo Māori with Christine Russell.

Learn mindful communication with Wāti | Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai | Ep 5

“I wish I knew about mindful communication earlier."

Learn māuri tau mindful meditation with Te Aorangi | Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai | Ep 4

In this episode of Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai, we learn Māuri Tau, mindful meditation.

Finding whanaungatanga in the South

What does whanaungatanga mean to you? Is it whanau and the feeling of belonging, or something different? 

Hitaua Arahanga-Doyle (Ngāi Tahu, Te Āti Haunui a Pāpārangi) is…

Māori voters can only switch electoral rolls once every 5 years. Is it time for a change?

“It restricts Māori ability to have an impact in these elections.”

Every five or six years, Māori voters have the choice to swap between the general electoral…

Overcoming the shame of being Māori but not speaking te reo | He Kākano Ahau: Wawatatia | Episode 6

Let's talk about the challenges that come with learning te reo as a second language.

What do you look for in a partner, and do you even have those qualities yourself?

What is cheating? And is marriage still important to our generation?

'It’s everything': 11 wāhine tell us about their relationship to te reo Māori

“My relationship to te reo Māori is one of humility."