How much would you pay for a photo of our ancestors?

Photographs of tūpuna Māori are fetching top prices at auction houses, with their descendants often forking out to 'bring them home'. 

The whakapapa of police violence

From 1846, various militia formed the New Zealand Armed Constabulary Force, to 'combat Māori hostiles and to keep civil order'. In 1885 they changed uniforms and became the NZ Police.

An interview with Heta Gardiner: A lonely Māori voice at the Covid-19 briefings

Heta Gardiner's questions offered a glimpse of a media world with different incentives, priorities and cultural values during the daily Covid-19 briefings.

The never-ending quest to find a sexy ethical dress

Why is it so hard to find a party dress that's sexy and sustainable?

Ātea Archive

The truth about Ihumātao: All the false claims and misinformation, corrected

Now that a deal has been made, it’s time to set the record straight.

The story behind the fight to save Ihumātao

The woman who started it all on how they defied the odds and the doubters. 

The Aotearoa Spinoff Time Capsule 2020: Mementos of a hōhā year for te ao Māori

Like a yuck hāngī filled with bewilderment and Zoom, it's time to bury this year in the ground. 

From fedoras to fascinators: A history of Māori and hats

For the likes of Kīngi Tawhiao, Dalvanius Prime and Deborah Ngarewa-Packer, pōtae are much more than an accessory.

Conversations across time: Toi Tū Toi Ora and the power of Māori art

A morning spent exploring the new Toi Tū Toi Ora Māori contemporary art exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery with curator Nigel Borell stirred up many complex feelings, writes Ātea editor Leonie Hayden.

Review: The Modern Māori Quartet is a celebration of the magic of a crowd

Imagine a raucous garage party, with better talent, lighting and sound: welcome to the Modern Māori Quartet's new show.

What we can learn from the stories of Kauri, Tohorā and Tiwaiwaka

Once plentiful, Kauri and Tohorā now face the threat of extinction. To save them we need to listen to the message of Tiwaiwaka, writes Donna Kerridge.

No more token tack-ons: Building mana into Auckland design

Is the striking new architecture featuring Māori and Pacific art around our city just tokenistic add-ons, or are Māori and Pasifika architects and designers being given the opportunities they deserve?

Give power to Māori and marginalised communities and we’ll get through the climate emergency

Today, our parliament will declare a climate emergency. Three young climate leaders say it’s a grim marker of the scale of human-caused planetary collapse, but we need to ensure the government does not sacrifice the important for the urgent. 

Inside the Stuff apology to Māori

'It's about putting our pou in the ground and saying ‘OK, that’s our whakapapa, but it doesn’t have to be our legacy’.'

How much would you pay for a photo of our ancestors?

Photographs of tūpuna Māori are fetching top prices at auction houses, with their descendants often forking out to 'bring them home'. 

These rangatahi Māori animation grads are ready to tell their own stories

The first class from the Māoriland MATCH programme are set to graduate today, injecting a fresh cohort of Māori voices into creative tech.