Te Ao Māori
Matariki is very much connected to the kai we receive throughout the year.
“Drink some beers, self-reflect, go to the gym.”
Matariki is coming up, which is a time for celebrations, reflection and looking forward.
This year, the Matariki public holiday falls on July 14.
Traditionally men have led the karakia for hautapu.
“Tātatau is so important to me because it’s something I don’t just wear, but it’s something I live.”
“The thing that I don’t agree with is that Māori have to have a last name, that is wrong”.
Those involved say a significant amount of work has gone into returning these ancestors.
"If people do not use the Hawai’ian language, it will cease to exist."
Research shows rangatahi Māori are driven by creating financial security for their whānau and hapū.
Wāhine Māori are 1.4 times more likely to die from breast cancer than non - Māori.
Irene Tawa is the first person in her whānau to graduate from college and managed to do it abroad.
The Māori Money Movement series is created in partnership with Sorted.
"For Māori by Māori in Māori education works – I am proof. Now the Crown must invest in it."
“ I didn’t choose brick laying, brick laying chose me.”
Māori can get 14 seats if all Maori choose Māori.
"Under the current system - absolutely cut ties."
Today, Waititi said there was “no honour” in the British Crown.
“Our hapori is fatigued by royal gossip and I feel like we deserve the option to opt-out."
From the Auckland floods to Cyclone Gabrielle, Aotearoa has been hit hard by extreme weather events.
“ Just like riding horses and going hunting, and yeah…feel like I’m a Māori”
“We want to be millionaires, rich in whenua.”
The decision follows the preliminary signing of a Treaty settlement last week.
“The colonial system that we all live under is affecting all of us.”
You might have noticed the use of karakia in public meetings keeps making headlines recently.
“We've lifted up that sense of kaitiakitanga and tiakitanga for people."
“What’s the point in being successful if you can’t help people along the way?”
We spoke to iwi historian Che Wilson about this.
“Data is really powerful ... it's quite precious. It's taonga."
“This has been a long time coming for me to this Te Matatini”