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.


Perfection Is the Only Option in Colorado's Home-Brew Market

Meg Gill samples the best brews in the Centennial State and Matty Matheson explores Māori culture in New Zealand on VICELAND.


Far-Right Grave Robbers Could Be Stealing Ancestral Māori Skulls

Calling bullshit on the self-proclaimed historians behind those "white people got here first" stories.


Matty Matheson Knows How to Throw a Cookout Without Fire

The 'Dead Set on Life' host opens up about boiled dinners and realness in advance of tonight's New Zealand episode.


Powerful Portraits by a Young Māori Photographer Looking for His Heritage

Chev Hassett combines Māori tradition with contemporary photography.


We Spoke to a Painter, Activist, and Accused Terrorist About Art and Indigenous Sovereignty

Tame Iti has returned to the Te Urewera plains of New Zealand where he was accused of running terrorist training camps 10 years ago—this time to focus on his artwork.


'It Was a Revolution': How the Māori LGBTQ Community Became a Family

"When we looked across the Pacific, we saw the fa'afafine of Samoa, the Māhū of Hawaii, and the fakaleiti of Tonga. Where was our identity?"


Ocean Sanctuary Threatens Maori Constitutional Rights, Say New Zealand Indigenous Leaders

Established last year, the Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary is one of the world's largest, but indigenous groups are filing a legal challenge because they allege it violates their fishing rights.


These African and Middle Eastern Rappers Are Bringing Fresh Perspectives to New Zealand Hip-Hop

Artists such as Raiza Biza, Young Tapz, Mzwètwo and Times x Two are helping make an already strong local hip-hop scene stronger.


Wedding Party Performs Stunning, Tear-Inducing Haka

Oops, you just cried your face.


Talking Rugby and the Haka with Maori Cultural Expert Inia Maxwell

"I don't want to nitpick, but the current All Blacks are doing the haka too fast."


New Zealand's New Flag Could Be One of These Designs

The four final entries in New Zealand's Flag Consideration Project have been announced. Which would you pick?