Te Ao Māori

Why AI facial recognition has a discrimination problem

“It’s only as clever as the engineers and the people who put data into it.”

Toitū te Tiriti: People tell us why they're protesting today

“Whawhai tonu, mana motuhake tātou te iwi Māori.”

Why Māori plant their whenua/placenta

A tikanga Māori birthing practitioner explains.

Rules around pepeha for non-Māori

Te reo Māori educator Hemi Kelly explains pepeha for non-Māori.

Maramataka: What if our big holiday break was in winter, not summer

The maramataka is the traditional Māori lunar calendar.

Māori activists explain why they're marching against the new government

There are no “gentle respectful words” to describe the new government, Quack Pirihi says.

‘Nationwide action day’: Why today and what is it all about?

“This is not a protest. It’s an activation.”

‘A hangover of a colonial past’: Why we have narrow views on relationships

The word ‘monogamy’ originates from Greek and European thought.

He taiāniwhaniwha te haramai nei: A tsunami of regression is imminent

Te Matahiapo Safari Hynes writes on what the new government's policies mean for Māori.

Is there going to be a Treaty referendum? The Treaty Principles Bill explained

The door has not been completely closed on ACT’s proposed Treaty referendum.

How Māori tangihanga work

Should you take flowers? Do you wear black? And how many days does a tangi go for?

‘Data is taonga’: 2023 Census critical for Māori

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

Why the world's biggest kapa haka competition needs more funding

While the NZ Royal Ballet got $8.1m in Budget 2022, Te Matatini received just $2.9m.

Town of Russell could soon go back to its original Māori name

The Bay of Islands town was well known as Kororāreka until the early 1840s.

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.

‘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.

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.

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

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

New bilingual traffic signs for schools

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

Tikanga is crucial to our response to the climate crisis

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

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.

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.

What do we want for te reo Māori?

For many, Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori comes with difficult questions around our dreams for this language.