The photographer of a six-image documentary series about the land protest in Ihumātao near Auckland airport, has been recognised at the country's top photography awards.
Māori and Cook Islands photographer Qiane Matata-Sipu won the Progear Photostory Award at the 2018 New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year Awards.
The people of Ihumātao have been in protest in the last few years against building plans for the area.
Matata-Sipu has spent the last 10 years observing the changes in Ihumātao and its community's fight for indigenous and environmental rights.
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