Local Culture

Parris Goebel officially honoured with New Zealand Order of Merit award for services to dance

10/07/2020

New DNA study reveals Polynesians and Native Americans met before Europeans arrived in South America

10/07/2020

WATCH: Police officers perform moving haka for Constable Matthew Hunt during memorial ceremony

09/07/2020

WATCH: Fame makes an appearance in HP BOYZ' new music video for "6 To The World."

07/07/2020

New social media site "Whakaaro Fridays" aims to educate young Māori on politics and importance of voting

07/07/2020

WATCH: Ngāruawāhia man hilariously attempts to flee Police in golf cart

06/07/2020

Steven Adams reveals he's been working on a farm in Rotorua waiting for NBA season to resume

03/07/2020

WATCH: Kiwi hip-hop documentary series "NZ Hip-Hop Stand Up" drops dope new trailer

02/07/2020

WATCH: Jordan & Lance battle Israel Adesanya & Kai Kara France in new "Don't Make It AUX" episode

29/06/2020

100 strong perform Haka at Mt Smart in support for Warriors players

With the team stranded in Aussie and forced to play the NRL season away from home, 100 strong converged to perform a mass haka to support the boys!

26/06/2020

Temuera Morrison working for his cousin's concreting company while waiting to return to the US

24/06/2020

WATCH: Hilarious new Kiwi comedy 'Sis' drops brand new trailer

24/06/2020

The Te Reo version of Moana to be released on Disney+

19/06/2020

Hamilton businessman threatens to cut hours of Māori employees to protest removal of statue

15/06/2020

Jawsh 685 officially releases Jason Derulo collab 'Savage Love'

11/06/2020

AUT now offering 'cannabis 101' paper exploring cultivation and history

10/06/2020

Mai Morning Crew: A powerful korero with the organisers of the Black Lives Matter March

08/06/2020

Māori dad wrongfully accused of being a gang member due to his tā moko in hateful tweet

04/06/2020

Tegan and Jordan on why 'racism' needs to be talked about

"We're not just against racism. We're anti-racism." - Jordan

02/06/2020

You can now get drive-through hāngī at Mitai Māori Village

28/05/2020

WATCH: Nickson, Nate and Jordan catch up for the first time since Nate left on the "Run It Straight" podcast

25/05/2020

Māori woman living in Ponsonby victim of racial abuse by neighbours after receiving hateful letter

20/05/2020

Mai Exclusive: MELODOWNZ performs Fine, Infinite & No Mercy all from home

One of Aotearoa's finest rappers give us an exclusive performance for NZ Music Month

15/05/2020

Joshua Nanai signed to Sony following viral Tiktok success (Updated)

15/05/2020

Kiwi producer 'Jawsh 685' breaks silence after people accused Jason Derulo of stealing his music

14/05/2020

WATCH: We get Jacinda Ardern to hit us with a "Leshgooo" to celebrate leaving level 3

13/05/2020

WATCH: Black Friars release beautiful video for "Thank You Mama"

08/05/2020

Mike Tyson has been offered $1 million to fight Sonny Bill Williams in charity boxing match

07/05/2020

Taika Waititi officially announced as director of new Star Wars film

05/05/2020

WATCH: Jordan and Lance Savali drop the latest episode of "Don't make it AUX"

04/05/2020

WATCH: Auckland man performs haka for McDonald's staff after getting first level 3 feed

30/04/2020

There's a new Facebook event: "Sitting In KFC Drive Thru For 3 Hours Listening To Mai FM"

23/04/2020

Kiwi baker 'Bake-Ari' shares recipe to perfectly recreate iconic 'Dessertalicious' ice cream

21/04/2020

The infamous "Loom Scheme" has resurfaced on social media amidst COVID-19 pandemic

20/04/2020

Waikato man found with 5kgs of weed during routine COVID-19 police stop

17/04/2020

WATCH: Some of Aotearoa's best musicians and singers release COVID-19 collab "Stay"

15/04/2020

US man shares the recipe to make authentic McDonald's chicken McNuggets at home

14/04/2020

WATCH: Parris Goebel and Diddy have a dance party on IG live

14/04/2020

Man claims to have "perfectly recreated" KFC Original Recipe chicken after 18 months of trying

08/04/2020

WATCH: Wendy Petrie tells the entire nation to "put your c*cks back" live on 1 News

07/04/2020

MusicHelpsLives launches in NZ to help struggling live music industry due to COVID-19

03/04/2020

WATCH: Chinese man shocks South Auckland locals by speaking fluent Tongan

31/03/2020

WATCH: Joseph Parker films hilarious "Love Actually" dance parody video during lockdown

26/03/2020

Domino's Pizza to deliver free meals to the elderly during COVID-19 lockdown

24/03/2020

WATCH: Aussie man hilariously plans on 'punching cones' during his self-isolation period

17/03/2020

WATCH: "White Guy" shocks people at the Otara markets by speaking Samoan fluently

16/03/2020

'Just The Norms' and 'TC' drop hilarious INU NOW parody rap song "DATS ALLOWED"

11/03/2020

Matiu Walters from SIX60 and Benee meet and hang out with Elton John

06/03/2020

Taika Waititi to direct two new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory shows for Netflix

06/03/2020

Tip Top and Whittaker's team up to release new Peanut Slab ice cream

05/03/2020