Kōrero

Tiana Epati: Be the change you wish to see

“It’s great to have this role, but it won’t mean much if, over the next 20 years, we don’t see anyone else coming through the door and rising up through the ranks.” — Tiana Epati, president-elect of the NZ Law Society.

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Comment & Analysis

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Reflections

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Becoming Mika

"There weren’t many Māori in Timaru in that period . . . In fact, I first learned about Māori culture from a Weet-Bix card."

Fa’afetai Sopoaga: Connecting communities in Dunedin

"We challenge students to think about their own perceptions and prejudices and how these impact on the provision of healthcare."—Associate Professor Fa’afetai Sopoaga, winner of the Prime Minister's Supreme Award for Excellence in Tertiary Teaching.

Steph Matuku: Putting Māori kids on the page

“It’s so important for me to get Māori kids on the page, which is why my protagonists are always Māori. Because when I was growing up, you just didn’t see yourself.”

Comment & Analysis

Let your story be heard

We won’t see significant change in educational achievement for Māori until we free our children from the negative narratives about them in their everyday lives.

Reflections

Identity

Reo

Media

We need your help

If we’re to develop E-Tangata into an operation that can give Māori and Pasifika communities a strong, articulate media voice, we urgently need to find more funding.

Arts

Rediscovering our mother tongues

Four plays in four languages staged over four weeks — a theatre experiment which aims to challenge the idea of English as the “mainstream” language and all other languages as exotic.

History

‘I’m still a mum, aren’t I?’

"We were the last mothers of that generation. The last to go through before the cradle-to-grave welfare state came crashing down around us. After that, single mothers were further stigmatised — and life got much harder."

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