Te Ao Māori

Finding balance and healing through whakatū rākau

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

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 bilingual traffic signs for schools

2000 schools across Aotearoa will eventually have school traffic signs signs in te reo and English.

Inside a Māori Religion: The Rātana movement

"We're trying to spark up people's life force to bring them back to fullness."

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.

‘Not the one g’: rangatahi react to eating terotero (intestines)

Eating terotero or animal intestines - either you can handle it or you can’t.

'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.

‘Don’t put your arse where you eat’: tikanga explained

Our Tikanga 101 explainer helps you navigate the dos and don’ts when visiting someone’s whare.

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…

What Aotearoa can learn about sustainable fisheries in Iceland

“Most of the policies and resource management that we have in place for the ocean and freshwater restrict the rights of iwi. So what we need…

Learning we are not alone | Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai | Ep 10

Wāti and her sister Meadow talk about their bond growing up together in the final episode.

The siblings behind a Māori musical theatre show

We sit down with the creators of Whakapaupakihi.

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.”

Tikanga is crucial to our response to the climate crisis

New research shows tikanga Māori practices are crucial to responding to climate challenges

Rangatahi react to eating kānga pirau (rotten corn) for the first time

“It looks like porridge but it doesn’t smell like it!”

Rangatahi react to eating tītī (muttonbird) for the first time

Rangatahi Māori try the delicacies of their ancestors. Up first is tītī.

Sound and energy healing with Ngaronoa and Komako | Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai | Ep 9

Lie down, close your eyes, listen closely and enjoy the experience of Pūngao Ora, Mauri Ora.

The five pillars of whare kōrero | Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai | Ep 8

Paraone Tai Tin explains how the five pillars of whare kōrero can guide your life.

‘Laughing helps’: @jordynwitha_why on combating racism with humour

“I thought music and comedy would be a great strategy to highlight and discuss issues like racism.”

Inside mau rākau, the Māori martial art

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

Māori given pills for chronic pain instead of proper health treatment, research shows

Māori are not getting the adequate healthcare they need for chronic pain.

Made My Day: Māori filmmaker Merata Mita immortalised by street artist Mr G

The three-storey mural is in Rotorua and came together in a special way.

Helping rangatahi Māori take care of their mental wellbeing

Video resources to help rangatahi get through lockdown and beyond.

The 3rd-fittest teen on earth, CrossFit champion Hikooterangi Curtis, shares how to stay healthy in…

He talks about what it was like to come home from such a high-energy kaupapa to MIQ.

This new mindfulness series gives rangatahi the tools for survival

Just in time for mental health awareness week, Re: is launching a new hauora series.