Kia māia: Ria Hall on the diversity failure in New Zealand’s music industry

Ria Hall (Ngāi Te Rangi) issued a challenge on representation in the New Zealand music industry to a standing ovation.

The survivors of the Samoa tsunami, 10 years on

On the tenth anniversary of the tsunami that claimed 143 lives in Samoa, Sapeer Mayron speaks to the people who were there. 

Mana wahine, mana whenua: A photo essay from the Hiakai hāngī

The Hiakai hāngī was one of the most exciting events at this year's Visa Wellington On a Plate. Amber-Jayne Bain was there to document the journey of Monique Fiso and her talented international collaborators. 

How Ruth Richardson’s Mother of all Budgets is still f*cking us today

Laura O'Connell Rapira looks at what successive generations of an unregulated housing market does to welfare and housing for those in the margins. 

Ātea Archive

‘We are the victims but we are also the solution’: Indigenous climate activist Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim

She was recently named by Time as one of the 15 women leading the fight against climate change. Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim tells Kera Sherwood-O'Regan about the effects of the changing climate on her village growing up in Chad, especially on women and girls, and what spurred her to action.

A Rugby World Cup lesson: Disrespect the haka at your own peril

On Saturday, South African fans sang loudly over the top of the All Blacks' haka in the opening round of the Rugby World Cup. Opposing sides and crowds can do what they want, writes Louisa Tipene Opetaia, but should heed the lessons of the past.

Step up for Tāmaki: Rangatahi are ready to take action on climate

A new web series challenges the false idea that rangatahi Māori “aren’t engaged” in politics or civic participation, and presents what aims to be a more hopeful and inclusive alternative. 

Mana whenua have agreed to keeping the land at Ihumātao. So what comes next?

Kiingitanga has announced, after over a month of discussions, that mana whenua at Ihumātao want to keep the land. Fletcher Buildings still owns it.

Blank stares and brain explosions: My day speaking only te reo

For the first day of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, Alice Neville banned herself from speaking English. Here's how it went down.

The beating heart of the Māori economy

Every year Matariki X brings Māori innovators and entrepreneurs together to share their experiences and inspire one another. Callaghan Innovation's Vinnie Campbell says the Māori economy's biggest strengths have nothing to do with money.

Tohutao: Ngā pea kōhua ki roto i te purini tiakarete

To celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, cookbook authors, 2014 MasterChef-winning sisters and badass wāhine Māori Karena and Kasey Bird (Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Manawa) have translated some of the delicious recipes from their second cookbook, Hungry, into te reo Māori for The Spinoff. Today, poached pears in chocolate.

Teaching Māori history must not be simply a spray tan to brown up the past

Compulsory New Zealand history in schools is an exciting opportunity but we must be careful about the stories we tell ourselves, writes Dr Aroha Harris. 

Meet Rawinia Higgins, our first female Māori Language Commissioner

Rawinia Higgins, the first female and first te reo Maori second-language speaker appointed chairperson of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori talks about her reo journey.

Tohutao: Ngā momo reka o te hāmana huamata

To celebrate Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, cookbook authors, 2014 MasterChef-winning sisters and badass wāhine Māori Karena and Kasey Bird (Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Manawa) have translated some of the delicious recipes from their second cookbook, Hungry, into te reo Māori for The Spinoff. Today, a tino reka salmon salad.

Toi Iti: Someone painted a cock and balls on my hoarding and I love it

Toi Kai Rākau Iti, who is running in the Eastern Bay of Plenty Kohi Māori constituency, encounters an unlikely channel of youth engagement.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan peddles Moriori myth in US television special

The myth that Māori wiped out the Moriori people is the punchline of a new Jim Gaffigan joke.