Rodney Hide: Pou to be admired ... not discussed
Rodney Hide: Pou to be admired ... not discussed

I am quite taken by the striking Maori totems on the new Kopu and Waikato Expressway bridges. I figured the taxpayer was…

Pita Sharples: Cultural wisdom can bridge gaps
Pita Sharples: Cultural wisdom can bridge gaps

Many years ago, when I was a young man, I visited London for the first time.

Where + why Maori still smoke
Where + why Maori still smoke

It's ten years today since smoking was banned in bars, but Maori are still more likely to smoke than Europeans. We map where…

Waka crews add dash of culture
Waka crews add dash of culture

Aucklanders enjoyed a stunning waka display on the Waitemata Harbour yesterday.

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Speaking up for languages in schools

Learning another tongue should be compulsory in New Zealand schools if languages are to stop being the "poor cousin" within…

Gareth Morgan: We need a fresh look at the Treaty

Big changes are being discussed over the way political power is shared, changes that should make all Kiwis sit up and take…

Paul Moon: Why historical milestones should matter

Bicentenaries are still rare in New Zealand, where reliably recorded history has a frustratingly short reach.

Destiny failed school scrutiny

Destiny Church's failed attempt to set up a charter school was blocked in part because of fears about students being pressured…

Alan Duff: Kiwi at heart but shaped by big OE
Alan Duff: Kiwi at heart but shaped by big OE

Over the years several hundred thousand Kiwis have been "lost" to other countries permanently.

Chris Tooley: The modern renaissance of Maori is moving into a new era

The Maori renaissance is moving into its next cycle, one that not only captures spaces but reconsolidates existing spaces…

Tribunal's decision big day for Ngapuhi

A recent Waitangi Tribunal decision confirmed what Ngaphui always claimed, says Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis.

Treaty ruling 'distorts history'

A history professor has criticised a Waitangi Tribunal decision that Maori chiefs who signed the Treaty of Waitangi did…

Crown still in charge: Finlayson

Tribunal report says Maori chiefs who signed the Treaty of Waitangi did not cede sovereignty but Treaty Negotations Minister…

Grisly trade raised fears for Maori
Grisly trade raised fears for Maori

A macabre international trade in severed heads intensified Maori inter-tribal warfare to such an extent…

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