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By Amokura Panoho Tītiro whakamuri, kōkiri whakamua, look back and reflect so you can move forward, seems an apt whakatauki (proverb) to quote as we wrestle with the impact of the COVID pandemic across our society, not just in Aotearoa/New Zealand but globally.  The lesson to be...

By Hayley White As a culture with Polynesian roots, Māori once travelled the seas like any other. Great seamen, they would travel all day in their extraordinary waka and use the stars to guide their way at night. Ngā waka are large water vessels that are essentially...

By Hayley White I think it was around a year ago when I first stumbled across the term decolonising. It confused me a little bit because the concept of trying to decolonise from white, Western culture does not seem possible – but that just shows the...

By Chris Pidgeon With our world’s rising levels of war, famine, and poverty, come a larger number of individuals and families flocking for a safer home. Refugees are an unavoidable aspect of humanitarianism, one that every country on the planet has differing opinions on. In Aotearoa...

By Amokura Panoho On 24 June 2022, Aotearoa New Zealand will officially acknowledge Matariki as an annual holiday. Amokura Panoho explains the symbolism behind this acknowlegement and why it bodes well for Aotearoa/New Zealand nationhood. Across the world there are many examples where the new year...