Meriana Johnsen

Meriana Johnsen (Ngāi Tahu, Rangitāne) is a full-time journalist, writing about social issues and learning to walk in both worlds. She has written for Massey University's Te Kārearea, Stuff, NZ Newswire and Newsroom.

Ātea
Sep 18, 2018

From the wharekai to the artisanal food market

A group of entrepreneurial aunties from Ōmaka marae in Blenheim and their delicious preserves are finalists in the New Zealand Artisan Awards.

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Ātea
Sep 13, 2018

My te reo journey: journalist Meriana Johnsen

This is the te reo journey of one very colonised Māori, writes journalist Meriana Johnsen.

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Ātea
Apr 5, 2018

Finding a place to stand in a new landscape

With 84% of Māori now living in urban areas, away from ancestral lands, it has become difficult for many of us to maintain a sense of tūrangawaewae.

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Ātea
Feb 26, 2018

Kupe: An indigenous spectacular

This weekend saw thousands converge on Wellington's watefront for Kupe, a tribute to Polynesian explorers Kupe and Kuramarotini’s discovery of Aotearoa and first landing of the waka Matahorua in the harbour. Meriana Johnsen reviews the show.

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