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
Jun 26, 2020

Hamilton or Kirikiriroa? New poll on backing for a city name change

A new survey shows limited appetite from the public to restore Hamilton’s name to Kirikiriroa. But a Waikato kaumatua says he'll continue to push for change.

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Ātea
Jun 19, 2020

The Hui and Marae are safe, says Māori development minister

As the Minister for Māori development faces the music for a poorly-received Māori media sector review, new and contradictory details are emerging.

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Ātea
Jun 19, 2020

Black New Zealanders on their fight: 'I didn’t know how unseen we were'

Leonie Hayden talks to three young leaders of NZ's Black Lives Matter movement about colonialism and justice – and why anti-Black racism isn't just 'an American problem'.

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NZ Music Commission
May 30, 2020

Channelling the goddesses: Wāhine Māori musicians on reclaiming tradition

There aren't many women composing for and playing taonga pūoro. In fact, there aren't many people like Te Kahureremoa Taumata and Khali Phillips-Barbara at all.

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Ātea
May 9, 2020

Māori Made Easy: Week six, day five… we did it!

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

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Ātea
May 8, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy With Me: Week six, day three and four

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

Read on.

Ātea
May 5, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy With Me: Week six, day two

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

Read on.

Ātea
May 4, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy With Me: Week six, day one

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

Read on.

Ātea
May 1, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy With Me: Week five, day five

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

Read on.

Ātea
Apr 30, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy With Me: Week five, day four

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

Read on.

Ātea
Apr 30, 2020

Accusations fly after new anti-Semitic vandalism appears at Ōwairaka

For the second time since New Zealand went into lockdown, the public toilet block and carpark at Ōwairaka has been defaced with racist images.

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Ātea
Apr 29, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy With Me: Week five, day three

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

Read on.

Ātea
Apr 28, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy With Me: Week five, day two

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

Read on.

Ātea
Apr 27, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy With Me: Week five, day one

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

Read on.

Ātea
Apr 24, 2020

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer on attack politics, Covid-19 and her new Māori Party co-leader

Rebuilding support for her seatless party in the midst of a global pandemic is an unenviable task, but new Māori Party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer is taking it in her stride.

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Ātea
Apr 24, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy With Me: Week four, day five

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

Read on.

Ātea
Apr 23, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy With Me: Week four, day four

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

Read on.

Ātea
Apr 22, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy With Me: Week four, day three

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

Read on.

Ātea
Apr 21, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy With Me: Week four, day two

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

Read on.

Ātea
Apr 20, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy With Me: Week four, day one

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

Read on.

Ātea
Apr 17, 2020

On the wait, and the weight

One day the weight got so heavy I tried to outrun it. My chest hurt and I turned around and walked home.

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Ātea
Apr 17, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy With Me: Week three, day five

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

Read on.

Ātea
Apr 16, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy With Me: Week three, day four

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

Read on.

Ātea
Apr 15, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy With Me: Week three, day three

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

Read on.

Ātea
Apr 14, 2020

Do Māori Made Easy With Me: Week three, day one and two

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

Read on.

Ātea
Apr 10, 2020

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

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

Read on.

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