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Pania Newton – Ihumātao

Strangely, I feel like all the parts of my life have come together for this purpose - to protect Ihumātao. An area at the heart of Auckland, New Zealand, and currently the subject of a political land struggle. When I was nine years old I wrote my vision for inclusion...

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Remembering the Invasion of Parihaka

  This November fifth many in Aotearoa New Zealand will remember and recognize 137th anniversary of the invasion of Parihaka. In 1881, a combined force of 1,500 constabularies advanced on the Māori community deep in the bush at the foot of Mt Taranaki. They were greeted by signing children, offering food,...

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Hana Burgess – Kaupapa

Within te reo Māori, there exists insight into the way our tūpuna understood and navigated the world. Today, as mokopuna, we can look to our reo for guidance. Kaupapa is a commonly used concept with many interpretations, this is one take on this concept from a young Māori woman existing,...

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