Cornell Tukiri

Cornell Tukiri (Tainui, Ngāti Whawhakia, Ngāti Hikairo) is a student of te reo Māori and an independent photojournalist and documentary photographer based in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Ātea
Sep 12, 2019

My te reo journey: Whaea Kaa Williams

Whaea Kaa Williams is a lecturer in te reo Māori at Te Wānanga Takiura o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa. She remembers a time when she wasn’t allowed to speak te reo Māori 'past the gate'.

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Ātea
Sep 10, 2019

My te reo journey: Te Karere Whitiao Scarborough

Cornell Tukiri sat down with his classmate Te Karere to talk about his relationship with te reo Māori, and what the language revival means for his whānau.

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Ātea
Aug 5, 2018

Photo essay: Maxine's moko kauae journey

The paths that lead to receiving moko kauae, the tattooed marks worn on the face by Māori women for centuries, vary from person to person. For one Waikato woman, it was a tribute to her mother.

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Ātea
Jan 12, 2018

The Harare Haka: Why they’re doing our haka in Zimbabwe

A high school in Harare, Zimbabwe, has adopted and adapted 'Ka Mate', the haka made famous by the New Zealand All Blacks. Photojournalist Cornell Tukiri travelled to Harare see for himself and to ask: is this OK?

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