Te Ao 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."

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."

How kura kaupapa Māori work

A former kura teacher shares her thoughts.

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

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

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.”

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

Ringa moko (Māori tattoo artist) Cody Hollis explains.

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 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.

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”.

Māori activists explain why they're marching against the new government

There are no “gentle respectful words” to describe the new government, Quack Pirihi says.

‘Nationwide action day’: Why today and what is it all about?

“This is not a protest. It’s an activation.”

‘A hangover of a colonial past’: Why we have narrow views on relationships

The word ‘monogamy’ originates from Greek and European thought.

He taiāniwhaniwha te haramai nei: A tsunami of regression is imminent

Te Matahiapo Safari Hynes writes on what the new government's policies mean for Māori.

Why women don’t whaikōrero

Is colonisation the reason why wāhine don’t whaikōrero?

How Māori tangihanga work

Should you take flowers? Do you wear black? And how many days does a tangi go for?

Why this professional wrestler decided to become a playwright

“It’s a tribute to rural Māori kids who grew up on professional wrestling in the 90s.”

Teenage poi entrepreneur on how she invests in her mental health

Georgia Latu is CEO of Pōtiki Poi, the company that made 32,000 poi for the Women’s Rugby World Cup.