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How a Fighter Channels Her Iwi's Female-Led History to Inspire the Present

Northland's Toa Ngātihine gym, and star fighter Quinita Hati, are changing the lives of local youths.
James Borrowdale
5 days ago
News of Zealand

Māori Drivers Die In Police Pursuits At Twice the Rate of Pākehā

Some experts say the unconscious bias of law enforcement is a contributing factor, a charge denied by the NZ Police Association.
Zoe Madden-Smith
9.17.18
Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

New Zealand Artist Rei is Pushing the Boundaries of Māori Music

"There is no existential crisis about whether te reo belongs in a trap song. The language is our treasure, and we have a right to use it as we wish."
Kahu Kutia
9.14.18
noisey meets

Keeping Māori Culture Alive with Thrash Metal: Alien Weaponry — Noisey Meets

Making heavy metal inspired by ancient Māori battles has made teenage trio Alien Weaponry unlikely heroes in the fight to preserve New Zealand’s indigenous language.
Noisey Staff
9.13.18
Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

New Zealanders Tell Us Why They're Marching for Te Reo Māori

"It fills me with hope for the world."
James Borrowdale
9.13.18
News of Zealand

New Zealand Wakes Up To Māori Language Week And There’s Already Controversy

The Greens are pushing for compulsory te reo in schools and Don Brash says the haka glorifies domestic violence: welcome to Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.
Zoe Madden-Smith
9.9.18
Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

The Problem With Pushing for Te Reo Māori in Every Space Available

Mainstream New Zealand's interest in Te Reo is (thankfully) growing, but we need a richer and deeper understanding of the language.
Kahu Kutia
9.9.18
News of Zealand

Māori Company Granted New Zealand’s First Medicinal Cannabis Licence

1500 New Zealanders have invested in the grassroots business.
Zoe Madden-Smith
8.26.18
News of Zealand

New Zealand Justice Summit Criticised for Lack of Māori Voices

"If we are 52 percent of the prison population, why aren’t we 52 percent of the people speaking?”
James Borrowdale
8.22.18
News of Zealand

TVNZ Cans Doco Claiming Seven-Foot Celts Arrived in NZ Before Māori

The two-part series was listed under “documentary and factual”.
Zoe Madden-Smith
8.19.18
Medicinal Cannabis

High Hopes: Who Will Benefit From NZ's Legal Cannabis Industry?

Māori are disproportionately targeted by drug policing. With NZ poised to legalise medicinal cannabis, will they continue to lose out?
Tess McClure
7.5.18
Zealandia

There is a Beautiful Synergy Between Heavy Metal and Haka

How Alien Weaponry's track 'Raupatu' contains the rage and wairua [spirit] of the ancient Māori art form.
Geneva Alexander-Marsters
7.4.18