Leonie Hayden

Leonie Hayden (Ngāti Whātua o Kaipara, Ngāti Rango) is the editor of Ātea, The Spinoff's Māori content channel. She is the former editor of Mana magazine and Rip It Up magazine. Email her on leonie@thespinoff.co.nz

Ātea
Apr 9, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy with me: Week two, day four

She’s not a teacher or a fluent speaker – she just wants to practise with you. Join Leonie Hayden as she works through the first four weeks of Scotty Morrison’s Māori Made Easy.

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Society
Apr 9, 2020

Dispatch from the frontline: A bus driver on working in lockdown NZ

What it's like to drive a bus under alert level four, and the struggle to secure a safer work environment.

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Ātea
Apr 8, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy with me: Week two, day three

She’s not a teacher or a fluent speaker – she just wants to practise with you. Join Leonie Hayden as she works through the first four weeks of Scotty Morrison’s Māori Made Easy.

Read on.


Ātea
Apr 6, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy with me: Week two, day one

She's not a teacher or a fluent speaker – she just wants to practise te reo with you.

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Ātea
Apr 3, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy with me: Week one, day five

Join Leonie Hayden as she works through the first four weeks of Scotty Morrison’s Māori Made Easy.

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Ātea
Apr 2, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy with me: Week one, day four

Join Leonie Hayden as she works through the first four weeks of Scotty Morrison’s Māori Made Easy.

Read on.

Ātea
Apr 1, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy with me: Week one, day three

Join Leonie Hayden as she works through the first four weeks of Scotty Morrison’s Māori Made Easy.

Read on.

Ātea
Apr 1, 2020

Covid-19: The Siouxsie Wiles and Toby Morris gifs now in te reo Māori

Our Covid-19 gifs are now available in te reo Māori. Spread the word (while staying at home).

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Ātea
Mar 31, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy with me: Week one, day two

Join Leonie Hayden as she works through the first four weeks of Scotty Morrison's Māori Made Easy.

Read on.

Ātea
Mar 30, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy with me: Week one – pronunciation

Join Leonie Hayden as she works through the first four weeks of Scotty Morrison's Māori Made Easy. Week one: pronunciation.

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Society
Mar 28, 2020

Covid-19: Who really needs to be wearing protective gear?

Unless you have a respiratory illness, you probably don’t need to wear that mask to the supermarket.

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Society
Mar 27, 2020

Dispatch from the frontline: A supermarket checkout manager on life under Covid-19

They're not getting paid extra, they miss their families and they’re tired of people losing it over yoghurt.

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Ātea
Mar 20, 2020

How marae and iwi are preparing for Covid-19

Māori authorities have acted swiftly on behalf of their people, but some say they're concerned about the lack of communication from government.

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Money
Mar 18, 2020

Freelancers and sole traders: How to apply for the Covid-19 wage subsidy

You don't have to be a business with employees to apply for the government's wage subsidy. That's good news for more than 380,000 of you. 

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Society
Mar 13, 2020

As Pasifika is cancelled, what does Covid-19 mean for other public events in NZ?

The latest on which events are going ahead, and which are cancelled.

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Society
Mar 4, 2020

Our hands are tied: Seven alternatives to shaking hands

It's a hard habit to shake – but we have to try. 

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Society
Feb 19, 2020

Disabled voices on Peter Singer: ‘Who’s actually listening to this guy?’

Australian philosopher Peter Singer is coming to NZ in June. His views on disability have sparked widespread condemnation.

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Ātea
Feb 14, 2020

Bob Jones is not just a racist. He’s also a coward

This week I watched a man shoot himself in the foot so many times I was amazed he could walk out of the court room. Here's my honestly held opinion.

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Ātea
Feb 14, 2020

Bob Jones abandons ‘Māori Gratitude Day’ defamation case against Renae Maihi

The high-profile case at the Wellington High Court has come to an early and unexpected halt.

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Ātea
Feb 10, 2020

The Bob Jones v Renae Maihi ‘Māori Gratitude Day’ case goes to court

In 2018, Robert Jones called for a 'Māori Gratitude Day'. Filmmaker and activist Renae Maihi responded with a petition to have him stripped of his knighthood. Now Jones is suing her for defamation.

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Ātea
Feb 7, 2020

Waitangi Day without the politicians is the best Waitangi Day of all

Waitangi Day brings together all groups of people, of which politicians are just one, writes Leonie Hayden.

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Ātea
Feb 5, 2020

‘Hold us to account’: has Jacinda Ardern honoured her 2018 Waitangi pledges?

On this day three years ago, Jacinda Ardern asked to be held to account by Māori at Waitangi. As asked, we've taken that speech and held it up against the Labour-led government's achievements over the past three years.

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Ātea
Jan 22, 2020

‘We will see a positive resolution’: the flag comes down at Ihumātao

On day 1,173 of the occupation at Ihumātao, a resolution looks imminent.

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Ātea
Jan 22, 2020

Cheat sheet: Five Māori leaders vote ‘no confidence’ in Whānau Ora minister

A group of Māori leaders have made an urgent Waitangi Tribunal claim on behalf of the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency, and issued a biting rebuke to Jacinda Ardern and Peeni Henare.

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Ātea
Jan 4, 2020

Decolonise your body! The fascinating history of Māori and periods

A lot of knowledge has been lost about traditional Māori attitudes to menstruation, but some extraordinary Māori women are making sure it's not lost forever, writes Leonie Hayden

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Ātea
Dec 17, 2019

10 ways the world got (a little) better for Māori this decade

At the end of the decade, Ātea editor Leonie Hayden tries to eke some positivity out of a garbage year. 

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