Ātea Archive

‘A real long path’: stories of lives locked up

First hand experiences of prison are shared in a new exhibition that provides an insight into the collateral consequences of incarceration.

‘I wanted to rep my neighbourhood, my country’: Che Fu on making 2b S.Pacific

Twenty years on from the release of his debut album 2b S.Pacific, RNZ Music speaks to Che Fu about how getting kicked out of Supergroove lit the fire that helped him create his landmark album.

On the outside: Life after prison

Leigh-Marama McLachlan speaks to former prisoners trying to build a life outside the gates.

Why I study Māori and indigenous disaster response

Social scientist Lucy Carter says people's resilience and generosity during the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes spurred her to look at how Māori and indigenous communities respond to disaster.

The course that’s building a more diverse police service, and why it’s so important

For 15 years Unitec has been working with the New Zealand Police to help diversify its intake of students. Jihee Junn looks at how Unitec's 'pre-police' course is changing the demographics and culture of the police service.

Indigenous business leaders eye free-trade agreement

An indigenous free-trade agreement is one of the key ideas up for discussion at the World Indigenous Business Forum in Rotorua this week.

Foreigners teaching haka: ‘The words were wrong, and the actions’

A Māori owner of a United Kingdom-based kapa haka company says it is vital to protect the integrity of the haka – but a Dutch man who also offers kapa haka experiences says it is there to be shared by everyone.

‘We care so much it exhausts us’: A Māori educator on the mountains still to climb

In her first post for Te Puna Kōrero, a new blogging platform for Māori education and kaupapa, Māori research expert Linda Tuhiwai Smith takes stock of how far we've come, and at what cost.

Marama Davidson: ‘Governments shouldn’t pander to the privileged’

Self-confessed fan Morgan Godfery talks Māori politics with Green Party co-leader, Marama Davidson.

Why letting go feels a lot like being torn apart

Lifestyle blogger Hana Tapiata says no matter how much it hurts, if you want to bring your vision to life, you're gonna have to let go of something

Metiria Turei: Beyond politics

In one of her first interviews since she stood down from politics, Metiria Turei talks to Waveney Russ about her new life as an artist studying at the Dunedin School of Art.  

How Ngāi Tahu turned a landmark settlement into a billion dollar iwi empire

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.

Hey UK brewers, cultural appropriation is not cool

New Zealand hops are hot property in the beer world, but some overseas breweries' tone-deaf homages to Aotearoa are causing offence. 

Learning to live by the Maramataka: Whiringa-ā-nuku

The low energy day of Whiro is best spent fasting, meditating and cleansing the body. Want to know more? Check out the maramataka for October. 

In defence of the Māori caucus’s support for Meka Whaitiri

The Māori caucus statement that it stands by Meka Whaitiri is simply tikanga in action, writes Morgan Godfery.

When Christianity came to Aotearoa: 150 years of The Bible in te reo Māori

A tool of colonisation or liberation? Te Paipera Tapu (The Holy Bible) turns 150 this year, with the first full translation being published in 1868. Dr Hirini Kaa shares some of the cultural and historical significance of this book.

Recognising Māori intellectual property is essential for international trade

It has been 25 years since the commencement of the Wai 262 claim, and seven years since the Waitangi Tribunal's Ko Aotearoa Tēnei report. So why are we still waiting for the New Zealand government to respond?

Unfortunately, Fraser High School’s principal is right in many ways

The consequences of truancy for Māori students are as shocking that speech, writes Graham Cameron.

One year in, how have our Māori MPs and ministers rated?

Almost one year ago to the day New Zealanders went to the polls, returning a record 29 Māori MPs. māui street editor Morgan Godfery picks his faves and rates them out of 10 for performance.

Whose law is it anyway? Treaty legislation and the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has dipped its toes into the Crown’s settlement negotiations with Hauraki iwi in a decision on whether Ngāti Whātua can challenge elements of that settlement in court. 

How Hinewehi Mohi made the Māori national anthem mainstream

When Hinewehi Mohi was asked to sing the anthem before New Zealand's 1999 quarter final versus England, she made a choice that would change the pregame ritual for good.

Let’s not forget that Māori women had the vote long before Europeans arrived

To mark the anniversary of women's suffrage, we republish this essay from International Women's Day 2018 about how Māori women can find their way back to equity through the stories of the past.

From the wharekai to the artisanal food market

A group of entrepreneurial aunties from Ōmaka marae in Blenheim and their delicious preserves are finalists in the New Zealand Artisan Awards.

Navigating single life in te reo Māori

Ra Pomare conveys the eternal bliss of being single with three handy phrases in te reo.