Te Ao Māori

Whānau, the 21 year-long doco following the lives of 'ordinary' whānau

Director Parehuia was five years old when the first instalment of ‘Whānau’ was released.

KaHana: Whānau Episode 3

“I can’t speak Māori, but I can feel it.”

He Kohinga Whakaaro: Whānau Episode 4

“I think we’re the kind of product of how they (Māori whānau) do raise babies and it’s amazing.”

Pianika: Whānau Episode 2

“I realised how colonised I was…and I didn’t like it”

Uenukukōpako: Whānau Episode 1

Watch the first episode of Whānau, the latest installment in this very special documentary series.

Kiwi doesn’t represent everyone in Aotearoa

Kiwi has been a national identifier in New Zealand since the early 1900s.

‘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.

Artist Tayla Hartemink talks about her Te Wiki o te Reo Māori illustration

"I do a lot of my art based off mātauranga Māori. I learn and wānanga a lot with my kaumātua."

‘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.

Māori and Pacific students feel university inclusion in NZ is 'tokenistic'

The study looks at the experiences of 43 current or past postgraduate students at NZ unis.

Is it OK to buy your own pounamu? Tikanga explained

“This work connects me to my ancestors - to my dad and the work he does."

Te reo Māori only became an official language in NZ 35 years ago today

Now almost 25% of Māori speak te reo as a first language.

Mātauranga Māori and healing the Hauraki Gulf | Seasick | Ep 5

How traditional and dynamic practices like rāhui are helping protect marine life.

Remembering Bastion Point occupation leader Joe Hawke

Tributes have been flowing in for the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei leader.

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

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

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