‘We’re setting whānau up to fail’: rethinking the Māori approach to obesity

It was a different direction for the trained physiotherapist, but Ricky Bell pursued groundbreaking research into holistic approaches to obesity in Māori because that's what his community needed.

Is this New Zealand’s most exciting chef?

No-nonsense 31-year-old Māori/Samoan woman Monique Fiso is behind one of the most anticipated restaurant openings in years. Get ready, Wellington.

Enough reaching for rabbits out of hats. Time for a 25-year housing strategy

Today's housing crisis is the fruit of successive governments failing to put the time, effort and funding into sustainable housing solutions

Museums are dangerous places: How Te Papa is challenging colonialist history

How do museums learn to tell the truth about what they hold in order to become 'decolonised archives'?

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‘A real long path’: stories of lives locked up

First hand experiences of prison are shared in a new exhibition that provides an insight into the collateral consequences of incarceration.

‘I wanted to rep my neighbourhood, my country’: Che Fu on making 2b S.Pacific

Twenty years on from the release of his debut album 2b S.Pacific, RNZ Music speaks to Che Fu about how getting kicked out of Supergroove lit the fire that helped him create his landmark album.

On the outside: Life after prison

Leigh-Marama McLachlan speaks to former prisoners trying to build a life outside the gates.

Why I study Māori and indigenous disaster response

Social scientist Lucy Carter says people's resilience and generosity during the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes spurred her to look at how Māori and indigenous communities respond to disaster.

The course that’s building a more diverse police service, and why it’s so important

For 15 years Unitec has been working with the New Zealand Police to help diversify its intake of students. Jihee Junn looks at how Unitec's 'pre-police' course is changing the demographics and culture of the police service.

Indigenous business leaders eye free-trade agreement

An indigenous free-trade agreement is one of the key ideas up for discussion at the World Indigenous Business Forum in Rotorua this week.

Foreigners teaching haka: ‘The words were wrong, and the actions’

A Māori owner of a United Kingdom-based kapa haka company says it is vital to protect the integrity of the haka – but a Dutch man who also offers kapa haka experiences says it is there to be shared by everyone.

‘We care so much it exhausts us’: A Māori educator on the mountains still to climb

In her first post for Te Puna Kōrero, a new blogging platform for Māori education and kaupapa, Māori research expert Linda Tuhiwai Smith takes stock of how far we've come, and at what cost.

Marama Davidson: ‘Governments shouldn’t pander to the privileged’

Self-confessed fan Morgan Godfery talks Māori politics with Green Party co-leader, Marama Davidson.

Why letting go feels a lot like being torn apart

Lifestyle blogger Hana Tapiata says no matter how much it hurts, if you want to bring your vision to life, you're gonna have to let go of something

Metiria Turei: Beyond politics

In one of her first interviews since she stood down from politics, Metiria Turei talks to Waveney Russ about her new life as an artist studying at the Dunedin School of Art.  

How Ngāi Tahu turned a landmark settlement into a billion dollar iwi empire

Ngāi Tahu spent 150 years in poverty, dispossessed of the vast majority of their whenua and mahinga kai. Today, 20 years on from their landmark settlement with the Crown, they're sitting atop a billion dollar pūtea.