Ātea Archive

How to get the most from Māori health providers

What lies beyond the new Labour government’s ‘first 100 days’ for health policy and outcomes for Māori? In part five of our series on the future of Māori health, former Ministry of Health advisor and policy analyst Gabrielle Baker looks at what we should expect from Māori health providers.

The waka-jumping bill is bad for democracy

A bill designed to prevent MPs from switching parties, one of Labour’s concessions to NZ First in the coalition talks, has passed its first reading. Cameron Graham has strong feelings on what the ‘waka-jumping bill’ means for democracy.  

The Spinoff Reviews New Zealand #54: Hāngi flavoured chips

We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today, Ātea editor Leonie Hayden taste tests the new Heartland hāngi flavoured chips.

Stop praising Māori for ‘behaving’ at Waitangi this year

A lot has been made of a 'less disruptive' and 'protest-free' Waitangi Day this year. It's misguided praise, writes Miriama Kamo.

Does Auckland Council respect the rāhui, or reject the rāhui?

A Facebook post by the Auckland Council’s tourism arm promoting a hike in the Waitākere Ranges is another example of the council’s mixed messaging on the kauri dieback.

The Treaty of Waitangi granted us tino rangatiratanga – but what is it?

For many Waitangi Day is an opportunity to talk about tino rangatiratanga – Māori sovereignty and self-determination. But does sovereignty mean the same thing to all of us? 

‘I want to be able to tell my child I have earned the right to stand here’

The prime minister's speech at the Waitangi treaty grounds, in full.

Summer health series: more funding or wiser spending?

Former Ministry of Health advisor and policy analyst Gabrielle Baker looks at where social investment and health intersect and asks if we're spending money on the right services.

Why aren’t people listening? Māori scientists on why rāhui are important

Why are people ignoring the rāhui on the Waitakere Ranges? Two Māori researchers spoke to a number of kaumatua and kaitiaki to discuss what can be done to protect our taonga.

Kaupapa On The Couch: Get on the waka! (WATCH)

How the Hec Busby did we get here? Leonie Hayden looks at ocean voyaging and the badass ancestors that brought us across Moana-nui-a-Kiwa to Aotearoa.

Teaching water safety the Māori way

Māori are continually over-represented in Aotearoa's drowning statistics. Simon Day spoke to University of Otago's Dr Anne-Marie Jackson about using traditional techniques to help teach water safety and reconnect Māori with their awa.

The Bad Take Power Rankings: A greatest (s)hits of terrible opinions

An announcement: We will no longer be responding to all the tired old opinions on Māori language and culture trotted out by people with no lived experience of being Māori in Aotearoa. Instead, we will rank them here.

Ka pānuitia e tētehi kaiako reo Māori a Killing Te Reo nā Paul Moon

I pānui a Hēmi Kelly, pūkenga reo Māori nō AUT i te pukapuka hou e whakatutū nei i te puehu nā te tohunga hītōria Pākehā, nā Paul Moon kia kore ai koe e mate ki te pānui. Ko te ingoa o te pukapuka ko Killing Te Reo Maori.

A te reo Māori teacher reads Killing Te Reo Maori by Paul Moon

Te reo Māori teacher and fellow AUT lecturer Hēmi Kelly read the controversial new monograph by Pākehā historian Paul Moon, Killing Te Reo Maori: An Indigenous Language Facing Extinction, so you don’t have to.

Why Jacinda Ardern’s decision to spend five days at Waitangi is a really big deal

Rangatira ki te rangatira: Ardern's approach to Waitangi commemorations offers the chance to break from the bad old days under PMs of both parties, writes Annabelle Lee

Why Ngāi Tahu and Tainui’s Treaty payment top-ups are fair and legal

On Sunday, Stuff revealed that two iwi received Treaty payment top-ups totaling $370 million thanks to ‘relativity clauses’ in their original settlements, and implied the payments were furtive and excessive. Here’s why they’re not.

Summer health series: Treaty partnership and decision making

In part three of our series on the future of Māori health, former Ministry of Health advisor and policy analyst Gabrielle Baker asks how we can be better Treaty partners in the quest to achieve equity.

Māori business in 2018: ‘We need to invest in the whole’

Joshua Hitchcock looks ahead to 2018 and hopes that the thriving Māori economy doesn't overshadow other important areas of development.

Oh, te reo Māori is dying? Let me just stop you there…

In the wake of negative te reo Māori stories this week, a hashtag has appeared that centres the conversation back on the positive.

Summer health series: Why ‘reducing inequality’ isn’t enough

In part two of our series on the future of Māori health, former Ministry of Health advisor and policy analyst Gabrielle Baker asks if ‘reducing inequalities’ is aiming too low.

Matakana Island visitors are being disrespectful and dangerous. Māori have every right to protest.

Local hāpu blockades barring people from using a wharf on Matakana Island in the Bay of Plenty have drawn the ire of visitors and tourist operations.

The Harare Haka: Why they’re doing our haka in Zimbabwe

A high school in Harare, Zimbabwe, has adopted and adapted 'Ka Mate', the haka made famous by the New Zealand All Blacks. Photojournalist Cornell Tukiri travelled to Harare see for himself and to ask: is this OK?

Admitting Golliwogs are awful won’t ruin your childhood, we promise

Christine Ammunson is a Samoan New Zealander who was brought up on The Black and White Minstrel Show, Golliwogs and Little Black Sambo books. You're allowed to let the past go without disrespecting those you love, she writes.

Blind justice: reimagining a mana wāhine legal system

A bold new book sees women rewriting historical judgments and dismantling how our legal framework is seen in indigenous and feminist terms.