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
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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