This site is an archived version of Indymedia prior to 5th November 2012. The current site is at

TE KOMAKO MOTUHAKE: Welcome to the New Aotearoa Indymedia Site!


Anti-Bypass demo - Wellington

We are part of an open publishing media collective offering non-corporate coverage of events, protests, actions, issues and celebrations. On our relaunched site you can now upload your images, sound and video files.

Unuhia te rito o te harakeke

Kei hea te komako e ko

Whakatairangitia, rere ki uta, rere ki tai

Nau i ki mai, " He aha te mea nui?"

Naku i ki atu, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata!"

If you pluck out the centre of the flaxbush,

where will the bellbird sing?

It will fly aimlessly here and there.

If you were to ask me what is the greatest thing.

I would say it is people, people, people.

He komako tenei, he komako kawe karere, he komako kawe matauranga ki te iwi. Anei 'Te Komako motuhake'. Ka rere tenei manu ki tai, ka rere tenei manu ki uta, kia
hora nga whakaaro tuturu o te tangata. Ko Indymedia he huinga motuhake o etahi ohu papaho me nga kairipoata tini ka whakapahotia nga pitopito korero o te wa, ki
tua te ringa kaha o nga kaporeihana. No reira ka mihi whanui ki nga waka maha, ki nga whanau, ki nga hapu, ki nga iwi, ki nga hapori whanui i roto i nga
ahuatanga katoa o te wa.

Who we are:

The Independent Media Centre (IMC) is a network of collectively run media outlets for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of the truth. We work out of a love and inspiration for people who continue to work for a better world, despite corporate media's distortions and unwillingness to cover the efforts to free humanity.

Globally Indymedia and Open Publishing is critical in providing a 'from the street' view of many major protests such as against the WTO, IMF, WEF, G8 . IMC's have received attention from some mainstream media and been ignored and consored by others. More recently IMC's have been the target of legal, physical and electronic attacks.

The idea of Indymedia in New Zealand came together in April 2001 on their first discussion list. There were interested people from Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Nelson and Hamilton. While the focus started on regional meetings it quickly transformed into a national network and set up a site in July. With an April 2002 meeting in Adelaide attention is being given to strengthening the Indymedia network in Oceania.

Some issues already covered by AIM contributors include Genetic Engineering, the 'War on Terror', 'immigrants' and more.

Though most corporate media ignore IMC's, they are part of an enormous network of independent media groups 1 2 which does get some recognition. You can see in the left column just how wide the IMC network has grown.

AIM actively encourages involvement of and work
with M

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