Moko kauae is the right of all Māori women. It is not a right for anyone else.

Pākehā life coach Sally Anderson has come under fire this week for receiving moko kauae. Leonie Pihama looks at the difference between rights and privilege when it come to wāhine Māori and moko kauae.

Iwi and the fight against the rising tide of climate change

In the first week of May, members of Te Whānau-a-Apanui invited indigenous climate change activists and thinkers from Aotearoa and around the world to the Red Tide International Indigenous Climate Action Summit.

Our message to Andrew Little: stop before you breach the Treaty of Waitangi

Competing North Island iwi groups Tauranga Moana and Pare Hauraki were on track to negotiate a tikanga process for Treaty settlement talks – face to face, on the marae, no lawyers. Then the government changed hands and tikanga went out the window.

Why we need Māori wards

If we’re serious about improving youth participation in politics, we need the Don Brash’s of the world to get out of the way and support the establishment of Māori wards.

Ātea Archive

Ākau: designing futures in Kaikohe

Three extraordinary women have taken their design and architecture skills and created a training programme for some of the country's most vulnerable rangatahi.

House of Shem’s Carl Perkins passes away

Reggae musician Carl Perkins has died, aged 59, after a battle with bowel cancer.

New programme mooted to tackle unconscious bias in education

Studies show high levels of racial bias and discrimination in schools continues to disadvantage Māori and Pasifika children. Some say a new initiative has already yielded results but isn't getting the support it needs. 

The Ministry of Pākehā Affairs – the time has come 

Former Green MP Catherine Delahunty makes the case for a new ministry.

Otago’s Māori students are raising their voices

As the University of Otago Māori student body grows, so too do their aspirations for a space to call their own.

Where are Labour’s policies for Māori?

Māori voters overwhelmingly put their trust in Labour at the 2017 general election, so why are they missing from their policies? RNZ's Guyon Espiner investigates.

Why Māori organisations need more accountability

Today’s Māori organisations are the result of decades of Māori being forced into corporate structures that don’t fit. It’s time to rethink them, writes Joshua Hitchcock.

A voiceover artist on being asked to deliberately mispronounce te reo

He showed up to a voice over job and was asked to mispronounce a Māori place name. Dave Ward explains why he chose to speak up instead.

Are indigenous people united under the United Nations?

Geopolitical commentator Graham Cameron looks at the lessons learned at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues over the past two weeks.

A future made by Tūhoe hands

A new cultural hub in Ruatāhuna is the third eco-friendly building for Ngāi Tūhoe, representing their values of mana motuhake and self-sustainability. Jason Renes explores Tūhoe’s 40-year housing strategy.

They’re not all korowai: a master weaver on how to identify Māori garments

Master weaver Veranoa Hetet, a descendent of some of Aotearoa's greatest weavers and carvers, sheds some light on common misconceptions around Māori garments.

The AI-powered chatbot that can help you learn te reo Māori

Jihee Junn talks to Jason Lovell of Reobot, an IBM Watson-powered chatbot that allows you to practise conversational Māori via Facebook Messenger.