Maori

Te Ao Māori

The Māori App Connecting New Zealanders to Their Whenua

Arataki goes beyond colonial history to tell the indigenous stories behind some of Aotearoa's most famous locations.
Kahu Kutia
11.7.18
RACISM

This New Zealand Lecturer Gets Hate Mail For Doing His Job

Police are investigating the racist rants that turn up in Vini Olsen-Reeder's inbox.
Kahu Kutia
10.29.18
Zealandia

Remembering the Legacy of Aotearoa's Māori Suffragettes

"What lofty mountain should we aim for next? I think a wahine Māori Prime Minister is only the start."
Kahu Kutia
10.11.18
News of Zealand

Captain Cook Statue To Be Removed From A Sacred Gisborne Mountain

Local iwi Ngāti Oneone says the removal is an opportunity to celebrate the area's pre-colonial history.
Zoe Madden-Smith
10.2.18
Zealandia

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
9.19.18
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