How non-Māori students play a part in te reo revitalisation

If we want to meet the goal of one million speakers by 2040, it’s going to take a team effort.

Ranginui Walker: Te Tiriti and the abyss of meaning

What they thought they gave and what the coloniser claimed were separated by an abyss that was to have cataclysmic consequences for the Māori people.

The truth about Māori wards

The government has committed to urgently changing the law around the establishment of Māori wards. Those in opposition have a lot to say about it – but what are they actually saying?

Why te Tiriti should place a limit on the supremacy of parliament

An alternative to NZ’s constitutional framework would give Te Tiriti o Waitangi the mana it deserves and Māori a meaningful seat at the table. 

Ātea Archive

Kia ora, Magic Talk. If you’re truly sorry, here’s how to prove it on Waitangi Day

Lawyer and commentator Kingi Snelgar has some programming recommendations for a stellar Waitangi Day line-up.

Reviewing the Dawn Raid movie, and our lost youth

Duncan Greive and Leonie Hayden, former young hip hop heads and music journalists, discuss the new documentary and their memories of the era in New Zealand music.

Who polices the police: Trash Facebook comments edition

Why are there so many offensive comments on the New Zealand Police Facebook page and are they breaking the law?

The history of the n-word in New Zealand

Continuing to display memorabilia emblazoned with the racial slur is choosing to ignore the history of the word, its racialised meanings and connection to slavery and white supremacy.

Debbie Ngarewa-Packer: We must urgently boost border controls in the face of the Covid peril

As more virulent Covid-19 strains threaten to breach our borders, the Māori Party co-leader calls on the government to take more drastic measures.

We warned Kelvin Davis about the Waikeria uprising

The conditions at Waikeria were called 'unfit for purpose' long before the protesters burned it down.

Rights or riots? Why real prison reform means turning the hierarchy upside down

Prisoner advocate Sir Kim Workman on how New Zealand's human rights record has taken a battering, and the Māori-led measures that are actually working.

The real Tongan boys of ‘Ata were not the real Lord of the Flies

An excerpt in The Guardian in May claimed to have discovered the story of the "real Lord of the Flies". One Tongan writer believed it erased the voices of the boys themselves and the Tongan values and knowledge systems that prepared them for survival.

These are the women’s stories at the heart of a crisis in criminal justice

In seven short years the number of Māori women on remand has doubled, and you should be furious.

Food media’s diversity problem: What NZ can learn from the Bon Appétit saga 

As the American media giant comes under fire for its treatment of POC contributors, it's time to talk about the whiteness of food media in Aotearoa.

Why our cannabis laws are racist

For two decades, the police have been allowed to turn a blind eye to low-level cannabis use and possession. The problem is they don’t always use the same approach for all cannabis users.

How to survive a shipwreck: A sea level rise story

There are many lessons climate scientists can learn from mātauranga Māori. Lesson one is: don't panic.