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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 Katie Stone Reading time: 13 minutes Stressed? Sit in a room heated to 93°C and whip your naked body with a piece of birch. It’ll do wonders. Bathing and steaming are among the most popular – and oldest – ways to relax, alleviate stress, and release physical...

By Katie Stone Reading time: 13 minutes “The use of tea grows upon me surprisingly; I know not how it is, but my fancy is awakened and my spirits exhilarated as if with wine.” - Chinese emperor of the Han dynasty (as quoted in The Ch’a Ching) According to...

By Hayley White Reading time: 12 minutes “Food brings people together on many different levels. It’s nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love.” – Giada De Laurentiis, Italian chef Food is literally life. As one of the life forces for our bodies, it provides us with all...

By Amokura Panoho Reading time: 10 minutes 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...