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By Amokura Panoho Reading time: 9 minutes The ritual of a tangi (funeral) is steeped in tikanga (Māori tradition). With the advent of COVID restrictions on public gatherings, adhering to the requirements now in place for tangi have many Māori questioning how this will impact our tikanga....

By Hayley White Reading time: 12 minutes One of the things I am hearing more and more kōrero about is generational trauma, especially when talking about Māori experiences in the many years after colonisation. Generational trauma is sometimes called intergenerational or transgenerational trauma, a concept that was...

By Hayley White Reading time: 11 minutes [caption id="attachment_3486" align="alignright" width="600"] Camila Antonia Noa Núñez, aka Amila[/caption] 20-year-old singer/songwriter Camila Antonia Noa Núñez, aka Amila, was born in Santiago, Chile. As a young, up-and-coming pop star who found her feet in the New Zealand music industry, she has...

By Amokura Panoho Reading time: 11 minutes 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...

By Alina Suchanski Reading time: 9 minutes Located in the Indian Ocean, 350 kilometres south of Java, Indonesia, Christmas Island has a stormy history that actually has little to do with Christmas. It was named by English captain William Mynors, who discovered it on Christmas Day 1643....