Director Heperi Mita celebrates the success of his friend Taika Waititi, and explains what it means for Māori and indigenous creatives around the world.
In 2018, Robert Jones called for a 'Māori Gratitude Day'. Filmmaker and activist Renae Maihi responded with a petition to have him stripped of his knighthood. Now Jones is suing her for defamation.
The birds of Polynesian legend are part of birth, death, and everything in between. Now, a PhD thesis from the University of Otago undertakes the first ever in-depth exploration into the manu of mythology.
On this day three years ago, Jacinda Ardern asked to be held to account by Māori at Waitangi. As asked, we've taken that speech and held it up against the Labour-led government's achievements over the past three years.
In a classic case of better late than never, pioneering Māori tennis player Ruia Morrison was honoured at the 2020 ASB Classic in Auckland.
Findings of the Māori-led inquiry into Oranga Tamariki highlight the trauma and heavy-handed state approach behind New Zealand’s appalling child care and protection statistics. Teuila Fuatai looks at the key findings and reaction to it.
From tennis champions to dance craze inventors, Scratched celebrates New Zealand sporting heroes who never got their due – but whose legacies deserve to be in lights.
The president of the oldest national Māori organisation still in existence has a few words for Shane Jones about his attack on Pania Newton.
We need Māori voices in parliament who aren’t beholden to the major parties, writes former Green Party policy co-convenor and MP candidate Jack McDonald.
A group of Māori leaders have made an urgent Waitangi Tribunal claim on behalf of the Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency, and issued a biting rebuke to Jacinda Ardern and Peeni Henare.
A new programme replacing woodwork at two Hamilton intermediate schools is helping young Māori connect through the art of whakairo, or carving.
It's estimated that as many as half a million Papuans have been killed at the hands of Indonesian security forces in the past 50 years.
lNew Zealand’s first language is endangered. We can’t afford to normalise misspelling and mispronunciation any more than it already is, writes Māori Language Commissioner Rawinia Higgins.
In the last instalment of our new pop-up podcast, The Spinoff Book Out Loud, Leonie Hayden reads her essay on the importance of making space for Māori writers in the media.
He Kākano Ahau is a podcast by writer and activist Kahu Kutia (Ngāi Tūhoe) that explores stories of Māori in the city, and weaves together strands of connection. In this episode: Ihumātao and a new generation of resistance.
Architectural designer Jade Kake looks at the role tikanga and hapūtanga plays in Māori architecture and design, and how tauiwi architects can support Māori practitioners.
A lot of knowledge has been lost about traditional Māori attitudes to menstruation, but some extraordinary Māori women are making sure it's not lost forever, writes Leonie Hayden