Te Ao Māori

The rangatahi helping revitalise waka hourua

"This mahi deepens my connection to our ancestors and atua Māori."

Putting rangatahi issues on the kapa haka stage

“Don’t be afraid to share what you think no matter what!”

How kura kaupapa Māori work

A former kura teacher shares her thoughts.

Our Chinese grandmother made us speak Te Reo

“It was common sense to raise her Māori children in the culture of the land.”

Why I wear both moko kauae and malu

“I can have my legs done and still be Māori, I can have my face done and still be Samoan”

Why there's no such thing as being 'a quarter Māori'

"You are Māori if you have an ancestor who is Māori."

We created the Tino Rangatiratanga flag

“People ask: 'Do you have a flag?' I say, 'I am the flag’."

Te Tiriti is bringing Māori together

And the event that’s the next forum for the movement.

What is koha and how much should I give?

How koha should be used appropriately.

NZ’s first-ever sports documentary in te reo Māori

“Being Maori is an X-Factor and I hope that’s the wairua people feel when they watch it.”

It’s politically tense in NZ. But Māori are here, present and proud

Why Waitangi Day fills me with morbid optimism.

Why I’m visiting the iwi who protected the remains of my Chinese ancestor

“Having this connection that transcends time and cultures as well is unique.”

How Waitangi Day became a day of protest

‘What the hell have we got to celebrate?’

Is it appropriate for non-Māori to have a moko?

Ringa moko (Māori tattoo artist) Cody Hollis explains.

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.”

Why Rātana is an important date on the political calendar

The annual celebrations at Rātana are considered the unofficial start to the political year.

Why Māori celebrate the ikura/period

“Ikura is a symbol of whakapapa.”

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.

Surviving on Great Barrier Island means living off the land

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

The Land Wars commemoration dedicated to children killed in war

The Māori king Kiingi Tuuheitia Pootatau Te Wherowhero VII visited the site last year.

'At 21 years old... this was not the plan': NZ's youngest MP

We followed New Zealand’s youngest MP in 170 years as she delivered her maiden speech in Parliament.

How to eat like our tīpuna did

Why food security and food sovereignty are so important

Analysis: Māori call to action is history repeating itself

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon has called the outpouring of criticism by Māori “pretty unfair”.

What a decade of ballroom means for LGBTTQIA+ Māori

Ballroom culture has just celebrated 10 years in Aotearoa.

Connecting to the Pacific through tā moko

“We have the responsibilities to our tūpuna (ancestors) to uphold."