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.”

Life as a Māori translator

"It must be translated with intention."

How non-Māori learning te reo helps revitalise it

“I am opposed to the idea that only Māori should be part of the revitalisation.”

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

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

Not every Māori cloak is a korowai: Māori cloaks explained

“Kākahu Māori are a beautiful visual expression of Māori identity.”

Should tikanga Māori be taught in law schools?

"It's important law reflects the society it governs."

Iwi fight against proposed seabed mining in their kāinga

Ohinga went to Taranaki to meet Rukutai Watene, a local against TTR's proposed project.

The Foreshore and Seabed hīkoi, 20 years on

A new doco shares the story of what happened in 2004.

Why we need more Māori doctors

"Quite often patients will tell me that I’m the first Māori doctor they’ve ever met."

Our clothes are a walking protest

“It’s a really amazing way as an artist to have a travelling canvas that is cruising the streets.”

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.”