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The Maori King's speech marking the first decade of his reign ruffled a few feathers, but it's all part of a plan driven by his closest adviser.
New research looking into the DNA of the earliest ancestors of Māori has confirmed that the first people to settle in the Pacific were from Asian farming groups rather than having a suspected Papuan ancestry.
A lecturer from Massey University's College of Creative Arts has won the 2016 Walters Prize, New Zealand's biggest art award an innovative video and an art installation "Okea Ururoatia" (Never Say Die).
Students from Massey University's Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts (BMVA) programme have transformed the grey blank walls of a Palmerston north youth justice facility with colourful murals combining Māori art forms and pop culture.