Stuff unveils six te reo mastheads

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In celebration of te reo, Stuff this week is running Maori language versions of the mastheads of six daily newspapers throughout the country – plus the Stuff homepage.

Stuff ed-in-chief Patrick Crewdson said: “As well as changing our daily masthead logos, we’re using Māori Language Week to kick-start our internal journey to embed te reo into Stuff’s organisational culture.”


  • Puna (Stuff): As a verb, puna means to well up or flow. As a noun, it’s a spring of water, a well, or a pool.
  • Hau Rewa Manawatū (Manawatū Standard): The word hau means the dissemination of news.
  • Te Matatika (The Press): Matatika means to be honest, impartial.
  • Te Reo o Waikato (Waikato Times): Translates to “The voice of Waikato”.
  • Te Upoko-o-te-Ika (The Dominion Post): The newspapers full title, Te Pūrongo o te Upoko-o-te-Ika, translates to “The report from the head of the fish” (of Māui).
  • Te Karere o Whakatū (Nelson Mail): Whakatū is the Nelson region and karere means messenger.
  • Te Karere o Taranaki (Taranaki Daily News): Translates to “the news of the Taranaki region”.

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