Canterbury DHB members challenged to take tikanga and Treaty seriously video

Hector Matthews, executive director Māori and Pacific Health at the Canterbury District Health Board, says our country's ...

A Canterbury DHB manager called out board members on their commitment to the Treaty and Māori health outcomes at a recent public meeting.

Century-old Māori storehouse returned to public display

A carving detail on Nuku Tewhatewha. Pātaka, traditionally used for food storage, were also symbols of status.

A rare carved pātaka has returned to public display with a refurbished exhibit telling the story of its part in the Kīngitanga, or Māori King movement.

'Ihumātao waits' for resolution on disputed land

Pania Newton and the Save Our Unique Landscape group has been occupying Ihumātao since 2016.

Occupiers at Auckland's Ihumātao say they are waiting to learn what the Labour government will decide for the sacred Māori land.

Iwi and owners to discuss Kāpiti Airport video

Kāpiti hapu Puketapu spokesman George Jenkins will be among representatives who meet with the Kāpiti Airport property ...

Iwi groups and property owners will sit down together to discuss the future of Kāpiti Coast Airport

Tekapo tourist attraction reopens

The University of Canterbury Mt John Observatory in Tekapo. (File photo)

Stargazing from the Mt John Observatory is an option in Tekapo again.

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Thinking in phrases instead of words

Sales of Maori books during te wiki o te reo maori have seen a big jump in the ...

COLUMN: Becoming fluent in te reo Māori requires an emphasis on the phrase, not just the word, as this is the natural grammatical unit of the language.

At the brink of extinction video

Lutana Pue is a Tokelauan church minister in south Auckland who advocates for the Tokelauan community, in particular, ...

There are more Tokelauans living in New Zealand than there are on the island of Tokelau, and less than half of them speak the indigenous language.

Code of silence: How detectives investigating a gangland shooting were stonewalled video

A scan showing bullet fragments lodged in the head of gang member Rota Beattie. Beattie was shot in 2015. The identity ...

Rota Beattie died with bullet fragments in his head, five years after he was shot during a car chase through central Christchurch.

The 'lone ranger' out east video

Department of Conservation ranger Graeme Atkins.

As a boy in Ruatoria his nan taught him about native medicinal plants. This year he won the country's top conservation award.

Art made to start conversation on anti-Chinese racism joins museum collection video

Popular vote winner Chloe Or, also known as Chloe de la Lune, said as a first generation immigrant of New Zealand, the ...

Posters from a competition aiming to create conversation about anti-Chinese racism in New Zealand will be part of a collection at Te Papa Museum.

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Māori nailed it: Kaiwētā is a tree on which wētā feast

Two male tree weta. Maori applied the same name to all tree-inhabiting weta.

Science meets Indigenous Knowledge.

Lessons on living respectfully

I only discovered I was on a hīkoi when I came to the end of it.

OPINION: Either way, the idea of people introducing themselves to the river is deeply meaningful to me.

Carver, first student unite 40 years on to celebrate all cultures in archway project

Andrew MacDonald, left, and Reg Thompsett hope to design and carve two gateways along the Queen Charlotte Track.

Self-described do-ers not talkers, the longtime friends are determined to pass on their legacy.

Young student weaves te reo and music to hit winning note video

Imani-J cites contemporary artists Billie Eilish, Ruel and Benee as key influences in her musical style.

The youngest finalist at this year's Smokefree Tangata Beats, Nelson's Alyahna Sanson-Rejouis has won the solo section.

Pronunciation and the written form of te reo Māori

Originally introduced as a Māori language day, when did the initiative to promote te reo become a full week?

Learning te reo will always be best achieved in a direct face-to-face situation, but knowing how written Māori translates into sound can be helpful when you encounter unfamiliar text.

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Why not? Marlburians don't see why Matariki shouldn't be NZ's 12th public holiday video

Picton resident Polly Wiseman is learning te reo Māori and wants to attend a local Matariki event on Matariki Day.

Many Marlburians want to spend time learning about Māori culture if Matariki becomes a public holiday.

Let's have a Matariki weekend video

The Christchurch memorial to New Zealand’s best-known suffragist, Kate Sheppard. Lana Hart writes that it’s time our ...

OPINION: Instead of adding more costly public holidays, let’s rearrange what we’ve got to modernise our holidays calendar.

Why Matariki celebrations should be varied, not one-size-fits-all video

Last year, a Matariki Torchlight Hikoi was held in Queenstown.

There are no rules telling people how to celebrate Matariki, and making some could be quite “dangerous”, one expert thinks.

How do we pick a new holiday date for Matariki? video

Dr Rangi Matamua, is a Māori astronomy expert who has done a lot of work to help Aotearoa develop an understanding of ...

Trying to find a single day on which to celebrate a Matariki public holiday would be like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.

Matariki: NZ's finally celebrating what makes it unique video

Tatsiana Chypsanava titled_Matariki rising with Waka Abel Tasman, Kaiteriteri. Images from the Toru Colective exhibition ...

OPINION: Finally, it seems Aotearoa isn’t afraid to acknowledge that we are not England. We have our own culture, and we should be proud of it.

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