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Issue 59

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 played for the Kiwi under 16 side and captained the South Island Scorpions. This November he heads for Melbourne and the Melbourne Storm. Kaituhituhi Sampson…

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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 reality television series Marae Kai Masters by Huria Marae (Ngāti Ranginui) from Tauranga in a compelling seafood challenge. There was both disappointment and relief at…

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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, plastic bread baskets, and living plants also sits as a thoughtful juxtaposition to the ruined cathedral. Kaituhituhi Adrienne Rewi reports. These works, by two leading…

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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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