Te Pāti Māori was born out of protest. After almost two decades, the party is carving out a political presence beyond its traditional base of support.
Arguments against including Indigenous cultural perspectives and experiences in public policy have spilled over into prejudice and racism on both sides of the Tasman. That harms democracy.
Outgoing New Zealand MP Jamie Strange used his valedictory speech to propose a trans-Tasman political union. Wondering how that might work reveals just how different the two countries really are.
A Treaty framework developed for New Zealand On Air offers a way for journalists to critically evaluate their own work and promote more accountable and equitable day-to-day reporting.
A new study finds sample episodes of the recently cancelled Police Ten 7 TV show disproportionately featured Māori and Pasifika suspects or offenders. It also under-represented Polynesian officers.
The story some histories tell about the 1840 agreement between Māori and the British Crown may be popular and even comforting. But they are also incomplete – and even unhelpful.
Article 3 of Te Tiriti o Waitangi gave Māori the fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed under British law. Understanding it is critical to modern debates over ‘co-governance’ and partnership.
Australia’s approach is welcome but doesn’t go far enough. New Zealand’s plans are much bolder. Here’s how they compare.
Accusations of being a ‘useless Māori’ or seeing life through a ‘vanilla lens’ might sound mean-spirited and hurtful. But behind the political sloganeering lie deeper questions about Māori identity.
A lack of data prevents governments and agri-food organizations from knowing what kinds of supports should be provided to reinvigorate Indigenous agricultural economies.
When public services don’t work for Indigenous peoples, it’s more than just a case of policy failure. As long as colonial assumptions are embedded in the system, there can never be real progress.
New research examines why Māori and Pacific representation in university STEM subjects remain so stubbornly low.
While tracing his own family’s journey from Ireland to Aotearoa New Zealand, Richard Shaw encountered how much ‘selective amnesia’ about the colonial past still shapes our lives today.
As New Zealand considers how and whether to incorporate traditional Māori knowledge in the science curriculum, what might we learn from the experiences of Japan?
Reconciliation can help address the interrelated global problems of climate crisis, interspecies displacement, gendered and racialized violence and white supremacist structures.
Until vaccination rates in the country’s most vulnerable groups are much higher, elimination remains the best way to avoid repeating the mistakes of history.
The pandemic has made some people rush to get tattoos for different reasons. A tattoo historian explains why tattoos are often seen to be ‘trashy,’ a view likely influenced by colonialism.
With Treaty of Waitangi settlement negotiations winding down, customary marine title claims are only just beginning. A recent High Court decision could provide the way forward.
It’s tempting to see the sentencing of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd as an American phenomenon. But that is to ignore past and present injustice much closer to home.
Auckland has risen to the top of a global liveable cities survey on the back of the country’s pandemic response. But that’s not the full picture.