Te Ao Māori

Life as a Māori translator

"It must be translated with intention."

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.”

Māori Millionaire’s finance tips

Te Kahukura shares some of her top tips to help you reach your financial goals.

Surviving on Great Barrier Island means living off the land

”Grandad always said, you gotta be a useless bugger if you go hungry here.”

What a decade of ballroom means for LGBTTQIA+ Māori

Ballroom culture has just celebrated 10 years in Aotearoa.

Māori stories on endometriosis

“It becomes a part of your brand as a person. ‘Oh Jade has endo’.”

Empowering wāhine through connecting to the ocean

“It’s made everything even more deep and meaningful. You’re carrying an ocean inside you.”

Mātātoa: the CrossFit comp blending fitness with te reo

Mātātoa is the first Māori language CrossFit event in the country.

How the art of Tātatau is empowering indigenous wāhine in Australia

“Tātatau is so important to me because it’s something I don’t just wear, but it’s something I live.”

Reclaiming our traditions by not using a surname

“The thing that I don’t agree with is that Māori have to have a last name, that is wrong”.

Rangatahi talk financial goals

Honey Ellis (Tainui, Ngāti Kahungunu) is a social worker turned TikTok educator.

An indigenous system that saw the foresight of the floods

From the Auckland floods to Cyclone Gabrielle, Aotearoa has been hit hard by extreme weather events.

The continuation of our whānau legacy in kapa haka

“Matatini is the perfect platform for young Māori to showcase our amazing culture to the world.”

A 'birthplace of pain': What it means to be Māori and studying in England

"Gather the knowledge of Pākeha to compliment the knowledge of your ancestors.”

How the Women’s Rugby World Cup embraced te ao Māori

“I hope Aotearoa keep backing us because we need them.”

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.”

KaHana: Whānau Episode 3

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

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.

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."

Remembering Bastion Point occupation leader Joe Hawke

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

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.

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.