Charlotte Muru-Lanning

Charlotte Muru-Lanning (Ngāti Maniapoto, Waikato Tainui) has a BA in sociology and film and media studies and recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism at Auckland University of Technology

Ātea
Dec 30, 2020

How much would you pay for a photo of our ancestors?

Photographs of tūpuna Māori are fetching top prices at auction houses, with their descendants often forking out to 'bring them home'. 

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Ātea
Dec 23, 2020

The never-ending quest to find a sexy ethical dress

Why is it so hard to find a party dress that's sexy and sustainable?

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Ātea
Dec 19, 2020

The truth about Ihumātao: All the false claims and misinformation, corrected

Now that a deal has been made, it’s time to set the record straight.

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Ātea
Dec 9, 2020

From fedoras to fascinators: A history of Māori and hats

For the likes of Kīngi Tawhiao, Dalvanius Prime and Deborah Ngarewa-Packer, pōtae are much more than an accessory.

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Ātea
Nov 29, 2020

How much would you pay for a photo of our ancestors?

Photographs of tūpuna Māori are fetching top prices at auction houses, with their descendants often forking out to 'bring them home'. 

Read on.

Ātea
Nov 24, 2020

Children’s commissioner calls to disestablish Oranga Tamariki

A second review by the Children's Commission has made four key recommendations.

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Food
Nov 9, 2020

Nourishing community, nurturing culture: Why boil-up is so much more than a feed

Boil-up tells a story of connection to family, hapū, iwi or marae – and for urban Māori, it's a way to tap into the comfort of cultural connection.

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Food
Oct 20, 2020

A world beyond our feet: Rethinking our relationship with where we grow our kai

A new book aims to centre matauranga Māori in the quest to stop treating our soil like, well, dirt.

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Ātea
Aug 23, 2020

My friend, the conspiracy theorist

When writer Charlotte Muru-Lanning noticed her friend JP sharing conspiracy theories online, she challenged him on them. Here they continue that conversation.

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Ātea
Jun 14, 2020

The fight to save Ngāruawāhia’s historic food pits

The seven remaining rua that formed a vital part of Pukeiāhua Pā are at risk of being dug up for a housing development.

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Ātea
May 13, 2020

On Alison Roman, food appropriation and cancel culture

What do you do when you’re brown and a white woman you like gets cancelled?

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Ātea
Feb 29, 2020

By any memes necessary: How Māori meme pages are helping to decolonise Aotearoa

A surge of Māori internet memes have appeared on Instagram in the past year tackling topics from land theft to a shared love of fry bread.

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