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A New Year at Te Tii

12 January 2018

What an incredible year it has been at Te Tii in Ruatāhuna. Six out of seven buildings are well on their way to being complete; the seventh being the public laundry and wharepaku building which can only start once the fuel tank is in the ground! A total of 20 dedicated and talented local residents have contributed to where we’ve gotten to on site and local marae have hosted those travelling in from out of town.   There are...

Tūhoe leader Tāmati Kruger delivered this year's annual Bruce Jesson Memorial Lecture at the University of Auckland on 31 October: Koia Mārika — So it is.   This is a full transcript of that talk.   Tāmati was Tūhoe's chief negotiator leading up to the iwi's 2013 settlement with the Crown, and the landmark Te Urewera Act 2014 — world-leading legislation which declared the Tūhoe homeland...

Te Kura Whenua, the visitor centre and living building project developed by Ngai Tuhoe and designed by Tennent and Brown Architects has won a national architecture award....

Hemana Waaka was determined that he would take the three flags of the Pioneer Maori Battalion to the outreaches of the Tuhoe territory. When World War 1 broke out, 77 Tuhoe men volunteered to join the Maori Pioneer Battalion and every year the tribe commemorates Armistice Day and those of their tribe who served their country with a service at Mahurehure Maori in...

  The 2017 Ted McCoy Award for Education at the New Zealand Architecture Awards was conferred to Tennent Brown Architects for Te Wharehou o Waikaremoana.   The building amidst its natural setting, nestled right next to the shores of Lake Waikaremoana. Image:  Andy Spain Te Wharehou o Waikaremoana is the product of a holistic process in which sensitive design and considered siting are complemented by a...

Tūhoe is in the midst of developing a 40 year housing plan for their iwi - which could include communal village style housing built on ancestral land.   No captionThe new development will include a mix of private living spaces and shared amenities (file photo). Photo: RNZ Te Uru Taumatua chairman Tamati Kruger said the 40-year plan was a chance for Tūhoe to stamp their mark on their own housing plan.   "Do...

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