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.

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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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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