Matiu Hamuera

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

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

Is Tauranga a hotspot for racism? We asked people on the street

Their answers will probably not surprise you.

Covid Update May 18: 9,570 community cases, 32 deaths

There are 425 people in hospital with 9 of those people in intensive care or high dependency units.

You can catch Covid-19 twice in one month: Reinfection explained

“As long as we have more than one variant circulating, there will be a risk of reinfection.”

Covid Update May 4: 8,454 new cases, person under age 10 dies

The person was one of 24 people with the virus who have recently died.

Government introduces legally recognised mask exemption card

People will be able to access the card from the end of May.

Finding balance and healing through whakatū rākau

Whakatū rākau focuses on defence guards and mau rākau on wielding weaponry.

Covid update April 20: 11,217 cases, 547 people in hospital

There are 547 people in hospital with Covid-19, 14 of those people are in the ICU or HDU.

I’m a priest and I’m gay

Pā Cruz opens up about the reality of being a modern-day priest.

'Last call at 9.30pm': What the nightlife is like in New Plymouth

Taranaki locals tell us about the nightlife in New Plymouth two years into a pandemic.

Celebrating Te Karere: NZ’s first Māori language news programme

Pere Wihongi reflects on the importance of Te Karere, and what it signifies for the next generation.

Covid update April 6: 12,575 cases, 15 deaths

654 people are in hospital - 23 of those people are in ICU or HDU.

Covid update March 30: 15,918 cases, 14 deaths

817 people are in hospital - of those people, 24 are in ICU or HDU.

'I would rather die from poverty than ask for their help': Māori survivors of abuse in care share…

Around 250,000 children, young people and vulnerable adults were abused in care from 1950 to 2019.

‘Tonga still needs our help’: NZ artists band together in online concert fundraiser, Project Ofa

Local artists will be performing in the online fundraiser on Friday March 18 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

Covid update March 16: 19,452 community cases, 971 in hospital

Eight people with Covid-19 died yesterday and 16 others have died in the past three weeks.

‘Kapa haka is a celebration of life’: 50 years of Te Matatini

"Kapa haka can take you all over the world. That's what Mum has taught me."

Covid update Feb 25: over 12,000 new cases today

There are 12,011 new community cases of Covid-19 today.

Covid update February 23: New Zealand hits a record high with 3297 cases

This is the first time New Zealand's Covid-19 case numbers have passed 3000.

Mental health issues in young people linked to dementia later in life

About 1.7 million New Zealanders, born between 1928 to 1967, took part in the study.

‘It is desperate’: Community and iwi set up rāhui to save Northern Hauraki scallops

On February 6, Ngāti Manuhiri placed a two-year rāhui on collecting scallops in the Hauraki Gulf. They’re now asking the government to legally enforce the rāhui,…

Racism stopping young South and East Asians from accessing NZ healthcare, study finds

1 in 5 South Asian and East Asian students say they have experienced some form of unfair treatment.

Five summer events still going ahead at Red

Events can still go ahead with My Vaccine Pass requirements and a 100 person limit.

Hipkins defends unusually late announcement of the decision to pause next MIQ release

The decision comes after an 'unprecedented' number of Omicron cases have appeared at the border.

Kids tell us why they got vaccinated

“I feel proud of myself for just getting it done,”

‘We're trying to make CVs irrelevant’: Rangatahi create new job app

It’s an age-old dilemma. You want a job but don’t have enough experience but you need a job to gain experience. 

It’s a problem that a group…

96 percent of rangatahi want innovation to be taught in schools

During the uncertain times of a pandemic, new problems can arise that demand new solutions.

Discrimination is putting LGBTIQ+ at risk of homelessness

 Takatāpui and LGBTIQ+ people in Aotearoa face a higher risk of homelessness due to discrimination, according to new research. 

Researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington, interviewed…

I can finally go home, Auckland borders lift after 120 days

It’s December 15, which means Auckland’s borders have officially reopened. 

Re: journalist Matiu Hamuera took their first drive home to Rotorua. They have not been home since…