Te Reo

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.”

New Zealand’s first te reo Māori road signs get the go-ahead

One says Haere (go) and one says Taihoa (wait).

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

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

‘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.”

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.

Learn māuri tau mindful meditation with Te Aorangi | Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai | Ep 4

In this episode of Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai, we learn Māuri Tau, mindful meditation.

How Waiata Anthems helped these artists find te reo Māori

“My family really wanted to learn a lot more. And it kind of made the journey of learning the song so much more special” - Paige…

Two generations discuss their journeys with te reo Māori

Karen Leef and Joyce Kupe-Stephens sat down to to talk about their shared histories and struggles.

‘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.

‘I don’t want rangatahi to have to fight for our reo’: 6 people on their hopes for te reo Māori

We spoke to 6 people in Te Whanganui-a-Tara, all at different stages of their reo journey.

‘Nau mai te rekareka’: We’ve got some sexy reo Māori for you

It’s important we get to use te reo in all the ways it can be, including the sexy ways!

‘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.

Meet the artist behind our Te Wiki o te Reo Māori images: Pounamu Wharekawa

Re: commissioned artist Pounamu Wharekawa to create images for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.

Affirmations for when you need a reminder of your connection to Te Reo Māori

Ariana Stevens from Reo Māori Mai created some affirmations for those of us on our reo journey.

Welcome to Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori runs 13th-19th September.

10 reo Māori phrases to get you through lockdown

We’ve come up with some useful phrases to get you through the lockdown levels.

Tikanga Māori and Te Ao Māori concepts will be taught at all law schools

Law students will be adding another skillset to their university degrees.

An 18-year-old on the importance of te reo Māori regional dialects

An 18-year-old from Ngāti Porou on the the importance of regional differences in te reo Māori.

Seven students tell us why they’re learning te reo Māori

Seven students tell us why they’re learning te reo Māori.

The power of finding your voice

On a Saturday night in September, dozens of teenagers took to the stage of the Auckland Town Hall. They were there to perform at the grand…

Rediscovering Aotearoa: Podcast - Reo | Language

Te Reo Māori was banned in schools in 1867.120 years later it became an official language, but by then only 15% of Māori could speak their mother…

Inside Te Urewera: The overdue pardon of Rua Kēnana

Atamira Tumarae-Nuku, 30, stands looking out over the valley at Maungapōhatu. One hundred years ago this was a thriving village home to over 1000 people, but…

The woman who fought to say 'kia ora'

In 1984 Dame Rangimarie Naida Glavish was almost fired for saying 'kia ora'. We take a look at how her protest paved the way for Te…

Rangiora - the predominantly Pākehā town working to keep te reo Māori alive

According to the 2013 census, Rangiora is 92.7% Pākehā. Despite being one of NZ's whitest towns, they're taking amazing strides to preserve te reo and tikanga…

Why aren’t we all learning te reo Māori at school?

“We were getting phone calls, we were getting emails saying my kid’s not Māori, why are they doing this, save that for the Māori kids.”

Josie & T - Te Ao Māori

From Kapa Haka to being called Teriyaki in primary school, Josie & T kōrero about their experiences growing up in and around Māori culture.