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 After four days without food, a trouser-less man with severe hypothermia was rescued by the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter yesterday and thanked them with a song.   The helicopter was dispatched to the Urewera Ranges to an active locator beacon yesterday.   The ranges were misty and cloudy and there was reduced visibility but a man was spotted, just before 4pm, in a clearing near a hut about 150m from the...

A remarkable tale of survival is been celebrated by crew on the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter.   A spokesperson for the rescue helicopter says the crew was dispatched yesterday by the RCCNZ to an active beacon in Te Urewera Ranges.   “Despite the stunning blue skies in Taupo the ranges were quite different with claggy misty cloud, reduced visibility, and areas of notable turbulence.   “A man was...

Te Urewera unlocked

24 May 2018

Tūhoe shares the secrets of Te Urewera   Tūhoe are welcoming visitors from around the world to learn the secrets of Te Urewera – but reckon Kiwis should be first in line.   Four years ago, the tribe assumed guardianship of Te Urewera, following the region’s change in legal status from a national park to a living entity.   Today, the 2127km2 area, which extends from the northern...

A new cultural hub in Ruatāhuna is the third eco-friendly building for Ngāi Tūhoe, representing their values of mana motuhake and self-sustainability. Jason Renes went to the opening and explored Tūhoe’s 40-year housing strategy. This is part of a series on Māori land and housing. Hokimoana Te Rika-Hekerangi sits on the courtyard of Te Tii. Her hair is cloudy white, her moko kauae is green-black. It almost gleams when the light...

Transcription of CEO Te Uru Taumatua Kirsti Luke presenting a korero at the Interactive Dialogue on Harmony and Nature during the commemoration of International Mother Earth Day – General Assembly, 72nd session. To the sovereignty and aspirations of member states, my admiration. To the organizers, panelists and people who celebrate earth day, my respect. My name is Kirsti I am an indigenous person, and that should not scare you. All that...

Tūhoe has opened a new building at Ruatahuna and is now looking to develop two housing projects in the village. The building, officially opened last weekend, includes at 24-hour fuel stop, cafe and laundry as well as tribal offices. Tamati Kruger, who chairs the Tūhoe post settlement organisation, Te Uru Taumatua, said the building cost $12 million and the aim was to reinvigorate Ruatahuna. Read...

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