Ātea Archive

The rise and fall of the pine on One Tree Hill

The 1994 chainsaw attack on the pine wasn't a simple act of vandalism – it was an act of protest informed by centuries of history.

Bedbugs and handbag-clutching and wave pools, oh my

Comedian Janaye Henry is on a theatre tour of Aotearoa teaching teens about sex, and is writing us a non-Tourism NZ-approved diary of her travels. This week: Ōtepoti Dunedin.

The Single Object: The chainsaw heard across Aotearoa

Video | 'You're in a dangerous place here,' Mike Smith warned a group of teenagers. 'I'm about to drop this tree, and it’s gonna fall on your car.'

The Haka Party Incident masterfully brings to life a bold act of resistance

ATC's gutsy new production hammers home the enduring relevance of a fleeting confrontation 40 years ago.

How to overcome your fear of the smear – be brave like Kiritapu

Four wāhine Māori reflect on how we can be our own best health advocates.

The new generation rebuilding Tapu Te Ranga Marae

Pare Sannyasi grew up at Wellington’s Tapu Te Ranga Marae, founded by her father Bruce Stewart. Now she's part of the rebuilding process after the main whare was destroyed by fire in 2019.

An apology for the Dawn Raids is long overdue

Heeding the call for an apology will go a long way towards healing the relationship between the government and the Pacific peoples of Aotearoa.

Why Police Ten 7 hurts us

'You already watch us with a ball on the field, with guitars in our hands and you want to watch us get arrested too?'

The year of Teeks

He’s a nervous sex symbol and a reluctant pop star, but soul singer Teeks is slowly becoming more comfortable in his own skin.

‘Unsafe space for Māori’: Auckland Art Gallery in turmoil as staff question leadership

The gallery's contemporary Māori art exhibition has been met with widespread acclaim. But under the surface, things are far from rosy.

Putting racism into words

Māori health advocate Gabrielle Baker looks at a new landmark survey that puts into words what so many Māori already know.

Finding whakapapa: The generational trauma of closed Māori adoptions

Dr Erica Newman has been awarded $300,000 to study the generational effects of closed adoptions of Māori children to Pākehā families. 

Chelsea Winstanley: Whose lens is it anyway?

It might ruin her chances of winning a Golden Globe, but Oscar-nominated producer Chelsea Winstanley is calling out the Hollywood Foreign Press.

Welcome home: How first year Māori students find a place at the University of Otago

To open the year at the University of Otago, hundreds of first year Māori students and their families gathered at Ōtākou marae to be welcomed onto the whenua of Ngāi Tahu.

Keep your complaints about te reo Māori to yourself, BSA rules

There have been 27 enquiries about the use of te reo Māori since June last year and two formal complaints. The BSA says don’t bother.

Cousins tells Māori stories with subtlety, kindness and aroha

The film adaptation of Patricia Grace’s novel is a hopeful glimpse at what could be a new era of cinema in New Zealand.

Briar Grace-Smith: What my library means to me 

This isn't just a place for books and their readers, but a reflection of the community that it sits in.

‘This one was personal’: Mihi Forbes on the new Tainui wars documentary

Staying home more than usual this week and looking for something of substance to watch? Maybe grab a box of tissues first.

Review: E Oho is a simple, gorgeous platformer for all kinds of gamers

A new side-scrolling adventure game takes you, the atua Pūhaorangi, through the celestial realms to find your son Ohomairangi.

How non-Māori students play a part in te reo revitalisation

If we want to meet the goal of one million speakers by 2040, it’s going to take a team effort.

What the new tenancy laws mean for Māori

The legislative changes are designed to improve renters' rights, but will they make a difference to the people who have borne the brunt of the housing crisis?

Some thoughts about Pākehā learning and speaking te reo Māori

Be gentle. Ask permission. Count yourself lucky.

Ana Scotney in high definition

What's the Breaker Upperers scene-stealer up to now? Making music and walking the length of Te Wai Pounamu, of course.