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Logged toff: Māori artist’s web plugin replaces king’s coronation with Indigenous news
Hāmiora Bailey says wall to wall Charles III coverage is unappealing to Indigenous people and has devised a solution

Tess McClure in Auckland

04, May, 2023 @2:11 AM

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New Zealand Labour minister suddenly defects to Māori party
Meka Whaitiri says she will join an ‘unapologetic Māori political movement’ to stand in the upcoming general election

Charlotte Graham-McLay in Wellington

03, May, 2023 @2:46 AM

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My Cyclone Diary: amid the cleanup, the true meaning of home and community emerges
In the third instalment in a series of diaries about Cyclone Gabrielle’s aftermath , Anna Rankin talks to those who are still salvaging their lives

Anna Rankin in Wairoa

25, Mar, 2023 @7:00 PM

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‘Like you’re in a horror movie’: pollution leaves New Zealand wetlands irreversibly damaged
Ecologists say some bodies of water may already have passed the tipping points from which they may never recover

Tess McClure in Whangamarino

24, Mar, 2023 @7:00 PM

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‘I can be part of the conversation’: singer-songwriter Jen Cloher on embracing their Māori heritage
With haka chants and ancient proverbs, the Australian musician connected deeply with Māori culture for their new album – another personal reckoning after understanding their gender identity

Andrew Stafford

02, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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New Zealand Māori life captured by famed photographer Ans Westra – picture essay
Westra, who died last week and was among New Zealand’s best-known photographers, captured images of Māori people in the 1960s that drew controversy as well as acclaim

Cornell Tukiri

02, Mar, 2023 @12:03 AM

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Waitangi Day celebrations struggle to mute politics in heated election year
Questions of sovereignty, inequality and New Zealand history hang in the background as political speeches foreshadow a future in which relationship with Māori plays a central role

Tess McClure

06, Feb, 2023 @1:27 AM

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‘We are inextricably linked’: Māori tribe urges Sotheby’s to return relics up for auction
New Zealand tribe says only a handful of its cultural taonga, or treasures, are left after successive waves of looting during colonial times

Tess McClure in Auckland

12, Jan, 2023 @1:25 AM

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‘The original art galleries’: protecting New Zealand’s hidden Māori rock art
Few know of the drawings scattered across Aotearoa, some of them dating from first arrival of humans, but iwi and scientists are working to change that

Eva Corlett in Wellington

02, Dec, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Seeing, hearing, feeling Māori: the night New Zealand won more than a rugby match
The Women’s Rugby World Cup was a milestone for seeing Māori culture and worldview deeply embedded in Aotearoa’s national identity

Cornell Tukiri

17, Nov, 2022 @5:47 AM

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Where the heart lives: the enduring homesteads tying Māori to their heritage
Passed through generations of families and scattered across New Zealand, the homes are lasting connections to ancestral land

Tess McClure in Auckland

21, Oct, 2022 @6:00 PM

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Muru review – New Zealand action-thriller paints police violence in broad strokes
Loosely based on the 2007 Urewera raids, New Zealand’s submission to the 2023 Oscars speaks truth to power – but it’s sometimes too brash for its own good

Luke Buckmaster

12, Oct, 2022 @4:30 PM

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