The Māori are the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. Māori originated with settlers from eastern Polynesia, who arrived in New Zealand in several waves of waka (canoe) voyages somewhere between 1320 and 1350. Over several centuries in isolation, these settlers developed their own distinctive culture whose language, mythology, crafts and performing arts evolved independently from other eastern Polynesian cultures.
As grieving families sang traditional Maori songs, New Zealand military specialists wearing protective gear landed on a small volcanic island Friday morning and recovered six bodies of the 16 people.. WorldNews - Published
Pouroto Ngaropo, standing on an ancient settlement site overlooking the island of Whakaari, recites his ancestry back thousands of years, back to the volcano which erupted there on Monday. Reuters - Published
Britain's envoy told New Zealand's indigenous Māori on Wednesday that Britain regretted the killings of nine of their number immediately after explorer James Cook landed in the territory 250 years.. Reuters - Published
New Zealand's Māori development minister Nanaia Mahuta visited Australia this week and said the two countries can exchange knowledge - particularly when it comes to language and recognition. SBS - Published
Five years ago, law graduate Pania Newton and her cousins got together around a kitchen table and agreed to do everything in their power to prevent a housing development on a south Auckland site.. Reuters - Published
Thousands of Maori people protested across New Zealand on Tuesday calling for an end to the practice of taking at-risk children away from their families, as tensions grow between the indigenous.. Reuters - Published