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A Toga-Wearing Tattooist Creates an Antipodean Contemporary Art Experience

JK Russ | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
JK Russ

It is the first Friday of the New Year in the coastal town of Gisborne, New Zealand. The town has almost doubled in population with the influx of s...

WATCH: New Zealand Haka For Fallen Soldiers Accomplishes What Words Can't

Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

As Veterans Day approaches and the country prepares to honor our servicemembers and their sacrifices, it seems almost impossible to honor our veterans...

Radar Festival LA: Stones in Her Mouth

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 09.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

This performance piece by Samoan choreographer Lemi Ponifasio, which had its world premiere at the Radar Festival in Los Angeles this week, is a perpl...

20 Tattooed Heads Are Returned To Their Rightful Owner

AP | LAURENT CIPRIANI | Posted 03.24.2012 | Home

PARIS — Preparing the biggest homecoming yet of its kind, authorities in New Zealand on Monday received 20 ancestral heads of Maori ethnic peopl...

Alternatives to a Bankrupt Prison System

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

The so-called war on drugs is responsible for most of the massive uptick in the prison population. Instead of punishing drug addicts, treatment lessens addiction, disease, and the crimes caused by drug use.

Mummified Head Returns To New Zealand

AP | By CECILE BRISSON | Posted 07.09.2011 | World

ROUEN, France -- A French museum has returned the mummified and tattooed head of a Maori to New Zealand officials after spending 136 years in a Norman...

Transgender Artists Help Make Transformative Art

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

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New Zealand PM Offends Maori with cannibal joke

AP | RAY LILLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand's leader apologized Thursday for joking that he would have been part of the meal had he attended a dinner ...