Suicide, aren’t you sick of it? by Kiwa Huata
According to the Ministry of Health the Maori suicide rate in 2007 was 16.1 per 100,000 while the non-Maori rate was 9.9 per 100,000. Males from the most deprived areas were three times more likely to be hospitalised than those in the least deprived areas, while females from the most deprived ...Continue Reading...
Iron Maori by Kiwa Huata
As I ponder on life and life’s achievements I wonder, wouldn’t it be fantastic yet compete in a half triathlon? I’d never call myself an athlete or one to even think twice about running anything further than 15km. Prior to Iron Maori I had never rode a bike on the road, swam more than 1km [...]Continue Reading...
The Jews of Aotearoa, a Short Story
Oy. What’s up cuz? I had to breath out for a second. Kua mate au, cuz. Silence. Hahaha you’re such a dick my cousin. Now shaddup, drink the shot, grab your inu and get over here to look after your uncle. He’s playing up. My head bobbled as I lifted the weird pink drink that [...]Continue Reading...
Au e ihu, Short Story by Potaua
First breath. My brain could sense a small wash of light breaking into the room. Though I wanted to drop back into my vivid dream, my eyes were slowly opening. Must be time to wake up. Tihei mauri ora. He piko taku tinana. Time to stretch and reach out long, yawning again and shaking my [...]Continue Reading...
Not another racism article by Kiwa Huata
After informing my brother I wanted to write an article on racism, he responded with *sigh* “not another racism article.” This reason is exactly why I chose to write on this particular subject. Not only do Pakeha choose to dismiss this ‘awkward situation’ of discussing such an uncomfortable ...Continue Reading...
Polynesian Sovereignty by Kiwa Huata
Hasn’t it ever occurred to anyone that maybe, just maybe, they got it wrong? Every day, students are provided theories to give evidence to logic and one’s state of mind, giving it meaning and justification. Well, we all know not all theories prove to be evident in the end. When we decide to ...Continue Reading...
Spectrum auction of 700MHz – make some noise!
Tena koutou katoa i nga tini ahuatanga o te wa nei. I had to own up to my teenage sons the other day that the computer that I relied on when I was a new fresh-faced barrister in 1996 was a hunk of grey with 300 kB of RAM. I used to crank it [...]Continue Reading...
Short Story by June Parata wins White Lies Movie Prize
Kia ora whanau To celebrate the NZ launch of the film White Lies, we here at TangataWhenua.com held a Facebook Short Story contest, with the first prize of 2x White Lies movie tickets being offered as prize. The competition was only open for 4 hours yet we managed to attract 55 likes, 15 ...Continue Reading...
Short Story: The Great Dying by Potaua Biasiny-Tule
I’m sure glad that I whakapapa back to this tree. Nothing will happen to us” called out Hare Mahuta as he leaned out of his ute. “Pull those forks out from the base and we’ll try to bandage up the trunk later”. His crew had agreed to take the job of building a ...Continue Reading...
- Remembering the 150th anniversary of the Battle of O-Rakau (+links)
- Parihaka leg-irons withdrawn after public outcry
- Kainga Tupu Maori Art Exhibition Opening, Melbourne, Friday 4th April, 7pm
- Treasure Rotorua campaign aims for Koutu to be ‘as safe as houses’
- Romiromi Health Clinic this March at Kuirau Marae, Rotorua
- BIG BREAK: our search for the writer of New Zealand’s next great movie