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Blink and you’ll miss the progress occurring at Te Tii. The team is ripping through the mahi and the appearance of site is changing daily. The ‘bones’ of the structure or timber frame is going up. This is what gives the buildings their shape and stability.  There’s a lot of work involved in getting six buildings framed at the same time so the workers have split into teams. 
 
This photo shows how the new buildings sit within the landscape. The only building left to frame is the laundry and toilet block, but the fuel tank needs to go into the ground before that work can start.
 
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All of the walls in the Tribal Office building are up, and the Store and Café building follows close behind.
 
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Looking from the Tribal Office building, through the Store and Café to the chalets in the distance, you can start to see the flow of the place.
 
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Nestled into the bush, the chalet walls and roofs are in place. The area in front of the deck will be planted to create more privacy while still allowing for light to come in and views out.
 
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The next stage is to get the framing covered by a roof and wrapped up in building paper to keep the timber dry and allow work to take place inside out of the rain!
 
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Building the Bones

Blink and you’ll miss the progress occurring at Te Tii. The team is ripping through the mahi and the appearance of site is changing daily. The ‘bones’ of the structure or timber frame is going up. This is what gives the buildings their...

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Ten years ago, armed police stormed the tiny Bay of Plenty settlement of Rūātoki, in what became known as the Urewera raids.

The trauma visited upon the people of Rūātoki that day was the third time in 150 years the Crown had invaded Tūhoe.

A decade on from the raids the relationship between Crown and the tribe known as the 'Children of The Mist' is still shrouded in mistrust and mamae.

Resident Huka Williams remembers the terror of that morning like it was yesterday.

"When you've got guns and when you've got the red lights on your heart and on your head, then you know there's something wrong. You know if you do something wrong then you're going to be shot," she told Three's The Hui.

Ms Williams' granddaughter Whetumarama Purewa was six years old at the time. Ten years on she still hasn't forgotten the ordeal of Operation 8.

"I still feel hurt, I think all of us still feel hurt, we all still feel that trauma that they done to us, not just to us, the things like they pointed guns at them and they didn't even do anything wrong."

Tūhoe believe the raids were the latest affront to an already fractious relationship with the Crown since the 'scorched earth' campaign where police burnt down houses and crops, killing hundreds of Tūhoe people.

Tamati Kruger, chairman of Te Uru Taumatua, says they managed to progress their Treaty claim despite the pain and have since settled.

Mr Kruger says that although Tame Iti is looking to have his name pardoned, he doesn't think it's necessary as Tūhoe never did anything wrong.

"Something I'm very proud of - to be a descendant of people that fought the Crown and fought the tyranny of colonialism. I would never ever think that I would need to seek a pardon for that."

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Te Urewera raids not forgotten

Ten years ago, armed police stormed the tiny Bay of Plenty settlement of Rūātoki, in what became known as the Urewera raids. The trauma visited upon the people of Rūātoki that day was the third time in 150 years the Crown had invaded Tūhoe. A decade on from the raids the relationship between Crown and the tribe known as the 'Children of The Mist' is still shrouded in mistrust and mamae. Resident Huka Williams remembers the terror... Read more >>

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Reflections on the third anniversary of the Tūhoe-Crown settlement.

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Te Uru Taumatua represents the Tūhoe nation and the lands and wealth held in common for Tūhoe.   The purpose of the Governing Board of Te Uru Taumatua is to lead and serve the cultural permanency and prosperity of Tūhoetana by unlocking the unity potential of Mana Motuhake.  Advancing Tūhoe social and economic development in a way that is distinctively Tūhoe recognises that we will build the Tūhoe nation with our minds, our hearts and our hands.

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The purpose of Iwi Registration is to build the Tūhoe nation by registering in a central place the descendants of Tūhoe tipuna Tūhoe or Potiki and those who affiliate to a Tūhoe Marae and Tūhoe Hapū.  Your Iwi Register is based on Tūhoe whānau and Tūhoe hapū.