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A sense of purpose

A conversation with historian Ann Parsonson about her life and work makes it clear that she was always destined to work on the Ngāi Tahu Claim. Kaituhituhi Tony Bridge reports…

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From tech hero to Xero

Technology entrepreneur Rod Drury, who has just been announced as EY Entrepreneur of the Year, is building in confidence, networks, and ideas that start local and end up global. The…

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Perfect Storm

Sheldon Pitama (Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Ngāti Wheke, Ngāti Kurī) was fifteen when he caught the eye of rugby league talent scouts at a trial game in Christchurch. Since then he has…

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Clash of the Marae Kai titans

  In the end it came down to one point. After one hour of intense concentration in an unfamiliar kitchen, the ringawera from Mangamaunu Marae were edged out of the…

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Crossing cultures

Cordons around Ōtautahi’s Square have been replaced with vibrant hoardings bearing signs, symbols and geometric architectural patterns, bringing new life to a dormant cityscape. A contemporary whare made of scaffolding,…

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A view from the top

Ta Tipene O’Regan steps down after 28 years on the New Zealand Geographic Board and says attitudes have changed when it comes to place names. Kaituhituhi Mark Revington reports.

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Haka kids

Ōraka-Aparima kapa haka practising at Takutai o te Tīitīi Marae, Ōraka (Colac Bay) for the upcoming Te Atakura Festival

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