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There are few places in New Zealand where you’d be this excited to get out of the rain. At Ruatāhuna, roofs are going on and walls are closing in allowing the team to work undercover inside.

This image shows the Tribal Office building in the foreground, store and café building tucked behind and chalets in the distance.

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The chalet buildings are closing in nicely, with durable and cost-effective corrugated metal cloaking the roof and walls. The dark grey colour on the sides, back and roof helps the chalets to blend in with the bush.

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For contrast, the front of the buildings will be painted another colour which is yet to be revealed!

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All of the buildings are protected by Proclima wall and roof underlay which allows the buildings to breathe and remain dry. Behind the wall cladding, this extra barrier keeps rain and water from outside, out – while still allowing moisture from inside to escape.

Timber battens between the underlay and metal cladding allow any moisture to run off the underlay and out the bottom of the wall.

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This keeps the buildings free from dampness which isn’t good for the buildings or those who occupy them. Dampness can lead to respiratory concerns like asthma, or make life uncomfortable for those who already have it.

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One of the great things is that with the buildings wrapped up, you can start to see views in the spaces that remain for windows and doors. Here’s a sneak peak of the view from what will be the office for Tūhoe Manawarū Tribal Authority.

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In the next post, we’ll be looking at what makes the roofs of these buildings special.

If you have any questions, make sure to ask them in the comments!

 

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Closing In

20 October 2017

There are few places in New Zealand where you’d be this excited to get out of the rain. At Ruatāhuna, roofs are going on and walls are closing in allowing the team to work undercover inside. This image shows the Tribal Office building in the foreground, store and café building tucked behind and chalets in the distance. The chalet buildings are closing in nicely, with durable and cost-effective corrugated metal cloaking the roof...

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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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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...

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It's been a decade since armed police swooped on Bay of Plenty locals believed to be involved in military style training camps.
 
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It's been a decade since armed police swooped on Bay of Plenty locals believed to be involved in military style training camps.   TVNZ...

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Te Kura o Waikaremoana has been making progress according to the Education Review Office team. The team visited the kura in the second term of this year and said while progress had been made since the 2014 ERO report there were still issues. 

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Te Kura o Waikaremoana has been making progress according to the Education Review Office team. The team visited the kura in the second term of this year and said while progress had been made since the 2014 ERO report there were still...

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Te Kura o Waikaremoana teacher and national te reo Maori speech winner, Te Kewena White has finally received his winning speech certificate. Last year Mr White was invited to participate in the national te reo Maori speech competition by Nga Pae o te Maramatanga which is New Zealands Maori Centre of Research Excellence.

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Te Kura o Waikaremoana teacher and national te reo Maori speech winner, Te Kewena White has finally received his winning speech certificate. Last year Mr White was invited to participate in the national te reo Maori speech competition by Nga Pae o te Maramatanga which is New Zealands Maori Centre of Research...

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A globally significant document for Te Urewera signals a change in conservation attitudes and a new era for Tuhoe. Te Kawa o Te Urewera will guide the management of the former national park, which was returned to Tuhoe from the Department of Conservation as part of its Treaty Settlement.

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A globally significant document for Te Urewera signals a change in conservation attitudes and a new era for Tuhoe. Te Kawa o Te Urewera will guide the management of the former national park, which was returned to Tuhoe from the Department of Conservation as part of its Treaty...

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