Stink as: another video game appropriating Māori taonga

Another day, another flagrant rip-off of Māori taonga and intellectual property, this time in a middling video game. Don Rowe reports. 

Stats NZ won’t release iwi data, and that’s a problem

This week Statistics NZ released their update on last year's disastrous census, also confirming that iwi data was too low to release at a time when Māori need it most.

The Māori ward project is failing, and it’s hurting New Zealand democracy

Traditional local council structures are shutting out indigenous voices. Māori wards were supposed to be the answer – so why are so few being created?

When high speed internet came to town, Māori business grabbed its opportunity

Russell Brown travels to Rotorua, Whakatane and Gisborne to see what data is doing in the regions.

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Decolonise your body! The fascinating history of Māori and periods

A lot of knowledge has been lost about traditional Māori attitudes to menstruation, but some extraordinary Māori women are making sure it's not lost forever, writes Leonie Hayden Like a bolt …

How decolonising health could save the planet

Indigenous people have always had ecological perspectives on health, which have only recently entered 'mainstream' discourse, and the scope now is planetary health

Goodbye Israel Folau – I’m sad it had to end this way

Wallabies player Israel Folau has been fired for a social media post in which he claimed 'homosexuals' and others would go to hell. For Patrick Thomsen, a gay Pasifika man, it's not necessarily something to celebrate.

From Rotorua to Wimbledon: the unlikely tale of lost tennis legend Ruia Morrison

One of New Zealand's most successful tennis players has fallen through the cracks of sporting history. Madeleine Chapman tells the story of Ruia Morrison, Wimbledon quarter finalist.

This is us – but it does not have to be

Six days after the terror attack in Christchurch, the University of Otago launched its participation in the Give Nothing to Racism campaign. At the launch, Tuari Potiki spoke of the history of racism he, his whānau and marae have faced.

Kaupapa on the Couch: let’s go to the movies!

In which Kaupapa on the Couch decided to get out of the studio and go see a movie.

Ballet documentary The Heart Dances is a lesson in cross-cultural understanding

Documentary The Heart Dances is about the process of a European choreographer recreating The Piano as a ballet, but its real story lies in the exploration of what can happen when Māori culture meets European art.

Scratched: Aotearoa’s Lost Sporting Legends

Introducing Scratched, an original web series that finds and celebrates the lost sporting legends of Aotearoa.

In memory of Anzac Wallace

Activist, actor and advocate Anzac Wallace has passed away yesterday at the age of 76.

Across the Pacific: Vai and the beauty in a chorus of voices

In cinemas now, Vai tells the story of one woman's life through eight ten-minute shorts, directed by nine Pacific women.

In praise of white man’s guilt

Duncan Garner described the Canterbury Crusaders' name change as 'white man's guilt', but Catherine Delahunty argues that guilt and discomfort are a necessary part of moving forward as a more inclusive society.

Learning to live by the maramataka: Paengawhāwhā

We finally reach the last summer phase ‘Matiti Rauangina’, when the leaves fall from the tress and the Paengawhāwhā constellation appears in the sky.