Leigh-Marama McLachlan

Leigh-Marama McLachlan (Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi) is a Māori News Correspondent at RNZ, based in Wellington.

Ātea
May 10, 2019

Critics say the $20 million Cook landing commemorations ignore Māori pain

A movement to boycott this year's Tuia – Encounters 250 commemorations of the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's landing at Tūranganui-a-Kiwa is gaining strength.

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Ātea
Nov 16, 2018

A Serco prison officer refused to take his shoes off... and had his tyres slashed

The refusal of a Serco prison officer to take his shoes off at a marae, for the tangi of a prominent New Zealand musician, has been labelled disrespectful and rude, writes Leigh-Marama McLachlan for RNZ.

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Ātea
Oct 16, 2018

On the outside: Life after prison

Leigh-Marama McLachlan speaks to former prisoners trying to build a life outside the gates.

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