Leonie Hayden

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

Society
Aug 13, 2020

Here we go again: Looking after your mental health during the resurgence

Feeling like you can't face it? It's totally understandable – here's some advice from the experts.

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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.

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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.

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.

Read on.

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.

Read on.

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.

Read on.

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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