Te Tiriti o Waitangi: the comic book

Toby Morris has illustrated a new publication in the School Journal Story Library that tells the story of the Treaty of Waitangi

Māori kids lose out when the charter school debate is drowned in ideology

Māori education is too important to fall victim to partisan battles

Photo essay: Maxine’s moko kauae journey

The paths that lead to receiving moko kauae, the tattooed marks worn on the face by Māori women for centuries, vary from person to person. For one Waikato woman, it was a tribute to her mother.

The Moriori myth and why it’s still with us

The go-to argument for many people spouting anti-Māori sentiment often starts with '... but Māori killed all the Moriori'. Researcher Keri Mills is eager for fellow Pākehā to do some reading before reaching for this lazy argument.

Ātea Archive

Understanding the world through whakapapa: introducing our new Māori lifestyle column

‘Trust the process’ is more than a tagline for self-love or enlightenment. In her first Spinoff column, Hana Tapiata uses the Māori creation story to reveal a blueprint for living well and realising potential.

Has the 2018 Census failed Māori?

A lack of consultation with Māori, and less participation in the 2018 Census across the board, shows that indigenous data sovereignty is more important than ever.

Barefoot sound and electro-haka beats: Huia Hamon on making music her way

A decade on from her first solo album, Huia Hamon releases Āio, a te reo Māori EP about peace, knowledge and self-reflection.

What works to get Māori women to quit

Winston Peters has condemned the Smokefree 2025 initiative and called for a lower excise tax on tobacco. But is that really the right answer for wāhine Māori?

Whakawhanaungatanga, not censorship: A Māori perspective on ‘free speech’

What Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern actually say and do is more important than an ideological argument about freedom of expression, argues Graham Cameron.

‘The key word is manaakitanga’: Trading indigenous knowledge with First Nations peoples

As winter passes and new life takes hold in New Zealand, indigenous guests from far abroad have arrived to exchange cultural knowledge. 

The podcasting architect aiming to revitalise a historic Northland community

Whangārei architect Jade Kake has made a career changing behaviour through design, decolonising Māori thought patterns and outcomes through altering the environment in which they take place.

Calling all aspiring Māori writers: this one’s for you

Nadine Anne Hura is one of six writers who have been selected for Te Papa Tupu 2018, a writing programme for Māori voices. We asked her what it means for her as a Māori writer.

Māori voices should take prominence in the justice debate

'Nothing about us without us' is becoming a popular catch cry of indigenous people the world over. Now the University of Otago are asking for Māori perspectives only on Māori incarceration.

Can Māori and Pacific people use the n-word?

When the n-word slipped out of former National MP Tau Henare's mouth on national television last Sunday, Ātea editor Leonie Hayden realised she'd been harbouring a guilty secret. 

“Some say, ‘Where are you gonna bury yours? Inside or outside the urupā?’”

Kayne Peters meets the Albert whānau of Maui’s Hook and discusses the complex healing journey following suicide.

Part of the whānau: Takatāpui and sexual diversity in Māori society

As part of RNZ’s sexuality podcast, Bang!, Melody Thomas looks at Māori sexuality and gender expression prior to colonisation.