Te Ao Māori
“It’s not as though this knowledge is new, it’s an intrinsic part of who we are.”
"You’re going to be playing some beats while I am planting the trees.”
Today Matariki reappeared in the dawn sky, signaling the beginning of the Māori New Year.
“I’ll be honest, my greatest desire is for all Māori land to be returned to Māori.”
“Every iwi has their own way of reciting their pepeha.”
Tributes have been flowing in for the Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei leader.
“For some people it’s just wanting to pay homage or incorporate their culture.”
“I have eaten kina once in my whole entire life: I know, 10 brownie points taken off me as a Māori.”
“I want to live how our ancestors did.”
“Ko te hiahia kia ora pērā i te wā e ora ai o mātou tīpuna.
“The history of the kūmara goes way back; it’s in our DNA, it’s in our whakapapa."
Whakatū rākau focuses on defence guards and mau rākau on wielding weaponry.
“They’ve never known the truth, they’ve always known the Pākehā version.”
'March to Victory' was written by Corporal Anania Amohau of the B Company.
Kōhine Whakarua Ponika of Tūhoe and Ngāti Porou descent was an expert in song writing.
“Many don’t realise the significant role our relatives of Te-Moananui-a-Kiwa played [in WWII]”.
‘E te Hokowhitu a Tū’ was written by Tuini Ngāwai for Te Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngarimu
The hymn was sung by soldiers on their departure from Palmerston North on Anzac Day 1940.
"We're trying to spark up people's life force to bring them back to fullness."
‘Courage isn’t hard, courage is just the deep breath you take before you make a hard decision’
Pere Wihongi reflects on the importance of Te Karere, and what it signifies for the next generation.
Our Tikanga 101 explainer helps you navigate the dos and don’ts when taking part in a pōwhiri.
Eating terotero or animal intestines - either you can handle it or you can’t.
“It’s worth asking … what could we do?"
Our Tikanga 101 explainer helps you navigate the dos and don’ts when visiting someone’s whare.
“Imagine the ocean turning up in your lounge one day and just sweeping everything away.”
“I dare you to eat the eye.”
Have you heard of the Tohunga Suppression Act?
“Rongoā Māori (Māori medicine) is a traditional practice that is strongly seen in today's world but there was a…
Watch this explainer on a dark day in NZ history.
Freedivers Reremoana and Dion have built their love along the seabed of Tairāwhiti/Gisborne.
“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…