Qiane Matata-Sipu

Qiane Matata-Sipu (Te Wai-o-hua, Waikato-Tainui) is journalist, photographer and social activist based in South Auckland's Ihumātao.

Ātea
Sep 1, 2018

Parakore: how Māori business is embracing the zero waste movement

Our landfills are approaching capacity and our country is lacking the necessary infrastructure to support reuse, recycle and composting programmes. Two Māori businesses are helping create waste solutions by championing product stewardship. 

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Ātea
Aug 27, 2018

The Māori lawyer fighting for indigenous rights all over the world

With a career that's taken her from Whakatāne to Otago, to Harvard and the front lines of Standing Rock, lawyer Natalie Coates has fought for Māori and indigenous rights wherever she's been needed.

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Ātea
Aug 7, 2018

Move over astrology, it's time to return to the Māori lunar calendar

Today, we celebrate the resurgence of the maramataka

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Ātea
Jul 27, 2018

Barefoot sound and electro-haka beats: Huia Hamon on making music her way

A decade on from her first solo album, Huia Hamon releases Āio, a te reo Māori EP about peace, knowledge and self-reflection.

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Ātea
Jun 26, 2018

Everything you wanted to know about Matariki but were too embarrassed to ask

Welcome to the Cheat Sheet, a clickable, shareable, bite-sized FAQ on the news of the moment. Today, we look at the meaning of Matariki.

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Ātea
Jun 10, 2018

Cellfish: A play about love and prison

Jason Te Kare grew up watching his mum raise and love at-risk youths in their family home. The director of new prison-based play CELLFISH talks about learning how to live a compassionate life.

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Ātea
May 31, 2018

Māori women talk about the future of moko kauae

The Spinoff talks to wāhine Māori about the history, present and future of moko kauae, as well as Inia Taylor, the tā moko artist behind the controversial moko kauae worn by life coach Sally Anderson.

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Ātea
May 28, 2018

Photo essay: Taking a stand on the land

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Ihumātao over the weekend to protest against Fletcher Building’s planned housing development, known as SHA62.

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