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.
Jack Tapsell is the product of a family dedicated to the health and wellbeing of Māori. The most recent University of Otago medical graduate talks to Leonie Hayden about carrying on the legacy of his father and grandfather.
In her ceremonial inaugural lecture to mark her appointment as a professor, University of Otago Professor Michelle Thompson-Fawcett (Ngāti Whātua) examined the concepts of "identity in place".
In the age of advanced genetics, whakapapa is a powerful tool against hereditary illness. Don Rowe talks to Dr Karyn Paringatai, the stomach-less doctor reconnecting whanau to save lives.
It was a different direction for the trained physiotherapist, but Ricky Bell pursued groundbreaking research into holistic approaches to obesity in Māori because that's what his community needed.
Ngāi Tahu spent 150 years in poverty, dispossessed of the vast majority of their whenua and mahinga kai. Today, 20 years on from their landmark settlement with the Crown, they're sitting atop a billion dollar pūtea.
From an erratic flailing of limbs to the psychological powerhouse we know today, little is known about how haka developed into a steadfast tradition in New Zealand sport.
With a career that's taken her from Whakatāne to Otago, to Harvard and the front lines of Standing Rock, lawyer Natalie Coates has fought for Māori and indigenous rights wherever she's been needed.
As winter passes and new life takes hold in New Zealand, indigenous guests from far abroad have arrived to exchange cultural knowledge.