"I'm in this music thing for the long haul, I don't want to be a flash in the pan."
All hell broke loose at Ihumātao this week when police unexpectedly ramped up their numbers.
It's the first serious test of the Labour-led Government's relationship with Māori.
Trust and patience is running out in Patutahi after a boy was shot and no one charged.
His work can be seen at marae across New Zealand - and now on screen.
She even offered to give up her pension, but was rejected.
Te reo Māori is heard daily at Christchurch eatery FUSH.
The Hui meets women helping others get their lives back on track.
Merepeka Raukawa-Tait says a new inquiry is unique because it is for Māori, by Māori.
The Hui finds out why Māori don't get the same level of care as other New Zealanders.
The Waitangi Tribunal has released a damning report on inequity in the health care system.
Graham Hoete's latest project has brought him back to his precious island papakainga.
A Māori pharmacist is on a mission to break the myths around gout.
New legislation forces the ministry to partner up with iwi and commit to the Treaty.
Social services have helped Jane turn her life around - but the state still doesn't believe she's fit to parent.
They left a customer without power for five months over someone else's debt.
The Lines Company ignored Lorna Rakena's desperate pleas for help.
A series of errors meant the 25-year-old missed out on urgent surgery that would have saved her life.
The Hawke's Bay District Health Board has come under scrutiny again this week.
The art of kākahu weaving is helping bring the community of Pukekohe together.
Kelvin Davis is one MP in the brand new party's firing line.
The Supreme Court's decision might a precedent for other Māori rōpū.
Some are challenging the approach Oranga Tamariki is taking in the removal of babies from maternity wards.
There's been a standoff between social workers and midwives over a newborn's removal from its parents.
The author talks to Mihi Forbes about his new work on the New Zealand Wars.
It comes as the Waitangi Tribunal examines why the public health system is failing Māori.
Christchurch mum Teresa Butler wants more wahine to get it done.
More than 100,000 households are spending at least 10 percent of their income keeping the lights on.
Iwi want to give up their fishing quota in exchange for environment credits - and the idea is gaining momentum.
The Government's plan to boost Te Reo teachers is being called a "pipe dream".
An overhaul of CYF two years ago promised a far-reaching system change - has that happened?
A growing unease has crept into their lives, post-Christchurch - but it's never been easy.
In 1999, All Blacks confronted Hinewehi Mohi and told her she was wrong to sing the anthem in Māori.
Coastal erosion due to climate change is destroying some of Aotearoa's most ancient burial sites.
Ka'iulani Forbes is back home, happy and healthy - but it's been a long journey.
Although they smoke at similar rates to Pakeha, they're much more in favour of making it legal.
The former comedian is on a mission to lower NZ's shocking youth suicide rate.
Riwhi Toi Whenua will never forget the day the state removed him from his father.
It took months for police to accept Kura Wijnschenk didn't cause the crash which killed her aunt.
State abuse survivor Eugene Ryder and journalist Aaron Smale discuss the inquiry with Mihi Forbes.
She has tumours in her legs, hip, scapula, face and skull - but Ka'iulani Forbes is winning.
They say the Government needs to recognise the condition as a special need or disability.
It's decreased by nearly 1000 people in eight months.
Renee Taylor started writing at 50, and is now one of the country's most beloved authors.
Tamatha Paul says it's sad it's taken this long.
Tau Henare said National Party heads should be rolling after the Jami-Lee Ross saga.
Marcus Taylor Day is fighting for his life - but he's not alone.
Quejay Hoare's injuries were so bad he was left in a coma.
Aotearoa is one of the most wasteful countries on Earth - but maybe not for long.
The pair not only tied the knot in March, but also played for the inaugural NRL women's premiership.
A simple inquiry into a spate of missing equipment at Whenuapai School escalated into legal action.
Piripi Winiata has gone from having zero Māori language skills to speaking fluently.
Tom Butler says he's barely keeping his head above water - and he's not alone.
Carmel Sepuloni promised to wipe beneficiaries' debt in 2016.
Matua TA is schooling kids in some of Auckland's most affluent suburbs in Māori culture.
Kura Wijnschenk says if they both died, no one would have known the truth.
Once strangers, tragedy has brought Jason Koroheke and Marie Harlick together.