Ihumātao: a field of stones and flags

Catherine Delahunty takes a stroll on the whenua to remind us why Ihumātao's supporters can't give up yet.

What Cook missed when he landed

The current New Zealand innovator of the year is on a mission to sear the real story of New Zealand’s discovery into the minds of a generation of New Zealanders.

Facebook and Stuff are allowing racism to flourish on their platforms

The People's Harassment Report, a study undertaken by ActionStation and UMR, found one in three Māori online faced racial abuse in 2018.

Melodie Robinson: New Zealand’s first Barbie doll

Commentator and former Black Fern Melodie Robinson has become the first New Zealander to be given the Barbie treatment.

Ātea Archive

Why social media is not a safe place for indigenous people

A new study analysing the number of racist versus supportive comments in two large online forums reveals some sobering facts about Māori experiences online.

The $50 billion Māori economy is nowhere big enough

Size is relative, and a recent report on iwi investment shows that despite growth, the Māori economy has a long way to go.

Learning to live by the Maramataka: Poutūterangi

The summer is nearly over and it's time to harvest and store for the winter months ahead.

The incredible legacy of Dame June Jackson

For decades she stood up for urban Māori and provided services to a community that was often overlooked. Close friends and family celebrate the life of Dame Temuranga “June” Batley-Jackson.

Give rivers more room to flood

Researcher Dan Hikuroa looks at the fate of our waterways and how matauranga Māori can help us read the warning signs earlier. 

Kapa haka got me through high school

Te Matatini starts today, and one kapa haka fan is very excited.

Jandals and aroha: a survival kit for Te Matatini

As thousands of spectators arrive in Wellington for Te Matatini this week, we present the best survival tips from some of the festival's biggest fans.

Two perspectives: Waitangi Day 2019

Two accounts of a day spent at Waitangi on Waitangi Day 2019 – one from tangata whenua and one from tangata tiriti. 

Waitangi Week: Morgan Godfery on the myths and stereotypes of urban Māori

"Everything we know about urban Māori is probably wrong", writes Morgan Godfery, in his review of a new study by Bradford Haami.

Learning to live by the Maramataka: Huitanguru

It’s Huitanguru, the ninth month of the Māori year – also known as Pēpuere – when we move from the fifth summer phase to the sixth and seeds pods burst and …

There’s something off about the London Waitangi Day Pub Crawl

Every year, thousands of New Zealand immigrants in London celebrate Waitangi Day by dressing up, publicly getting drunk, and doing the haka, and it makes Madeleine Chapman shudder.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi: the comic book

The illustrated story of the Treaty of Waitangi, courtesy of the NZ School Journal.