Protecting the people, East Coast style

When Ngāti Porou and Te Whānau-a-Apanui drew the line at their borders to protect the people within they weren’t just fighting to keep Covid out – they were battling bureaucracy, racism and hunger too.

‘It has nothing to do with Lorde’

Lorde's te reo Māori mini-album has has prompted passionate conversation in Māori communities and exposed complex feelings among those without their language.

Rangi McLean: ‘Ehara ko au te tangata ka tuku i te Rewharewha kia rērere anō’

Hei tā te heamana o te marae o Manurewa, nā te pānga nui o ngā mate urutā ki ngā hapori Māori o mua tau i mārama ai tōna hiahia nui – kia kaua rawa anō.

Manurewa marae and Covid-19: ‘We ignored Billy TK and got on with it’

Manurewa marae chairman Rangi McLean says the lessons of past pandemics that devastated Māori communities made his goal clear – ignore the noise and ensure it never happens again. 

Ātea Archive

Kia kaha: The intergenerational struggle to preserve te reo Māori

It takes one generation to lose a language and three generations to restore it. 

Lorde’s Te Ao Mārama: Behind the songs

All the lyrics to Te Ao Mārama, with comment from those behind Lorde's mini album.

‘I’m beginning a journey’: The inside story of Lorde’s surprise mini-album in te reo Māori

World exclusive: Behind the scenes of Lorde's latest top-secret project, Te Ao Mārama.

Kia ora, David Seymour. Let’s talk about Māori, health and vaccination

The Act leader has created a direct risk for Māori and Pacific communities, and by extension a risk for all New Zealanders.

All things in life are uncertain, except for this

Car keys hang on the hook in the hall. Empty mattresses wait in the lounge. No pots needed because there are no extra mouths. The jug sits cold. 

For the Kiingitanga, the cancellation of Koroneihana was painful but necessary

Covid-19 has forced the cancellation of the Koroneihana at Turangawaewae Marae, a heavy blow to a tribe for whom the event is a highlight of the year.

On photographer John Miller and an activist’s lens

Miller's photographs never feel intrusive – they have a feeling of ease and manaaki for his subjects. With his camera he is listening, observing and absorbing the moment.

The Aotearoa debate and the waves of racist abuse

Whenever a Māori issue hits the headlines, the messages start flooding the inbox.

Protecting the pā: Vaccinating against Covid-19 on the marae

At marae all around Canterbury, Māori are getting vaccinated against Covid-19.

The young Māori designer overcoming whakamā with fluoro

Think southern gothic meets motocross, Aotearoa style.

Dawn raids ceremony explained: Why Jacinda Ardern sat under a woven mat

Apulu Reece Autagavaia explains the meaning of the ifoga custom and the significance of the prime minister's participation.

The Mana Wāhine inquiry isn’t over yet

Claimants to the Mana Wāhine inquiry tell Liam Rātana how the Waitangi Tribunal can start to address the damage done to Māori women by colonisation.