This pukapuka is a powerful and important snapshot of Indigenous wāhine today. Through wide-ranging voices this ambitious social documentary allows readers to obtain authentic insight into life as an Indigenous woman in a way like never before.
The stories recorded here are of incredible wāhine. Each offer significance to the story of mana wāhine. From Oscar-nominated filmmakers and award-winning musicians, to scientists, entrepreneurs, tribal leaders, artists, environmental champions, knowledge holders, mothers and more.
Made with aroha
Years in the making
A powerful collection
I first heard about NUKU when it was featured on the news a year ago. The story captivated me. I am hooked! These stories have woken my curiosity on being an Indigenous wāhine and the legacy I want to leave behind. These stories are powerful, uplifting, emotional and connect you to your past, by aligning it with your future.
- Delectable Cook (Apple Podcasts review)
As a father to two kickass Indigenous wāhine, listening to this podcast has inspired me in a number of ways to support and foster the magic that is within my daughters. #manawahine #wahinetoa
- Botonramz (Apple Podcasts review)
Thank you for creating a space where Indigenous women can be celebrated, educated and relate to one another.
The depth of knowledge within the voices of these mana wāhine is mind blowing. Ngā mihi for this taonga.
- AshleyRNZ (Apple Podcasts review)
Qiane Matata-Sipu is an award-winning journalist and an award- winning, international-exhibiting photographer. She is also a social activist and cultural commentator who has a 14-year career contributing to leading media publications and books across Aotearoa and the Pacific. Qiane is a regular guest speaker at women’s, arts, business and leadership events. Specialising in topics of identity, culture, land and women, NUKU is her first book.
NUKU founder - interviewer/writer/photographer
I set myself a wero, to amplify the voices of Indigenous wāhine doing things differently - sharing connections, collective wisdom and aspirations. My goal was to change our narrative for future generations. In the process we unearthed the power of te ira wahine in our own lives.
We began to heal.