Ātea Archive

Children’s commissioner calls to disestablish Oranga Tamariki

A second review by the Children's Commission has made four key recommendations.

Kirihimete gift guide 2020: supporting Māori and Pasifika businesses and creators

It's never been more important to support local. Here's how you can support Māori and Pasifika-owned business this Christmas (and throughout the year).

Meet Marama Davidson’s secondhand stylists

Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson stood proudly before her supporters on election night in a secondhand suit.

Nuku 100: The ambitious project by wāhine, for wāhine

Profiling 100 indigenous women – how hard can it be? Very bloody hard, it turns out. But worth every sacrifice, says Qiane Matata-Sipu.

Mihinare: 200 years of Māori and the Anglican Church

In his new book, Anglican minister and historian Dr Hirini Kaa tells the 200-year story of iwi engaging with the church. Here he shares some of the threads of his life that led to writing Te Hāhi Mihinare – The Māori Anglican Church.

Want to petition council to veto your local Māori ward? Bad news – you can!

A woman walks into her local council office and asks if she can veto the Māori ward. That’s not the start of a joke – it’s weirdly something that can actually happen.

Taking the leap: My year of full immersion te reo Māori

For comedian Janaye Henry, it was never a question of if she would learn te reo Māori, but when.

Why Nanaia Mahuta is right to repeal racist Māori wards legislation

As the law stands, councils that have voted to establish Māori wards can have that decision overturned by a public referendum. It's time for the legislation to go.

Nourishing community, nurturing culture: Why boil-up is so much more than a feed

Boil-up tells a story of connection to family, hapū, iwi or marae – and for urban Māori, it's a way to tap into the comfort of cultural connection.

Nanaia Mahuta’s appointment returns ancestral legacy to foreign policy

For many Māori, diplomacy is something learned at your grandparents’ knee. Nanaia Mahuta’s appointment as foreign minister just makes sense.

Learning to live by the maramataka: Whiringa-ā-rangi

It's Whiringa-ā-rangi/November, and Matiti Muramura, the third summer phase. Pōhutukawa blossom and kina are juicy and fat.

Enough is enough: Why Ngāi Tahu is suing the Crown over its waterways

In a legal first, Ngāi Tahu has lodged a statement of claim in the High Court seeking recognition of its rangatiratanga over their awa and moana.

New research into rheumatic fever hopes to stamp out the preventable illness in NZ

New Zealand is one of the only developed countries still battling rheumatic fever, and new research funding hopes to change that.

Nice lineup. Now for the mahi – starting with the minefield of Māori health

Decisions around associate health delegations are critical.

The website helping Māori access crucial data about their own communities

A new website makes it easier for iwi groups, trusts and Māori communities to access the statistics that impact their lives.

A momentous day for Māori – at the cabinet table as never before

With five Māori in cabinet and another three Māori MPs in the wider executive, Shane Te Pou explains what it means – and what must come next.

Power and devolution: the final chapter of the Oranga Tamariki inquiry

The Oranga Tamariki Waitangi Tribunal inquiry rests on one underlying issue: who should retain power?

‘What are you Christians doing here?’ Matt Renata on faith and protest at Ihumātao

Matt Renata was a constant presence at Ihumātao, assembling what he calls a 'church of the good vibes'. But not everyone was thrilled to see him.

All fired up: Māngere gets set for first-ever marae food festival

This weekend’s Te Ahi Kōmau festival will celebrate South Auckland's fiery volcanic past and amazing produce.

Bicultural, bilingual, bijural: A plan for a new model of legal education in Aotearoa

It is time to integrate tikanga Māori into law school's to create a bijural, bicultural, bilingual legal system, writes University of Otago's Professor Jacinta Ruru.

A world beyond our feet: Rethinking our relationship with where we grow our kai

A new book aims to centre matauranga Māori in the quest to stop treating our soil like, well, dirt.

The Māori seats: what happened and what’s still to come

The Māori seats were electrifying to watch as the results came through on Saturday. Here's what happened.

Systemic barriers are keeping Māori with eating disorders from treatment

Systemic gaps in the health system mean it’s much harder for Māori with eating disorders to access support.

Listening to the silence: Those who don’t, can’t or won’t vote this election

Like hundreds of thousands of others, Nadine Anne Hura’s brother couldn’t see the point in participating in a system that didn’t make space for him, much less represent him.