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Lake's tribal base open for business.
 
“SPECTACULAR”, “stunning” and “incredible” are just some of the words guests used to describe Lake Waikaremoana’s new Te Wharehou o Waikaremoana.
 
The long-awaited opening of Waikaremoana Tribal Authority’s new building saw guests travel from all over New Zealand to be part of the special day.
 
Visitor experience manager Derek Brenchley said work on the $6 million living building went right down to the wire.
 
“We worked into the night and were up again early this morning,” Mr Brenchley said.
 
The grand unveiling was the culmination of years of planning, months of building and tireless efforts of many individuals, including the Waikaremoana Tribal Authority and volunteers.
 
The new building melds seamlessly into the lake-scape and houses several different spaces.
 
“The main focus of the building is tribal affairs,” Mr Brenchley said.
 
“This is where the Tribal Authority sits: the general manager Waikaremoana Tribal Authority, health manager, service delivery manager and finance staff.
 
“Then we have a cafe component, a learning space and a small retail/visitor information section.”
 
Mr Brenchley says his function as the visitor experience manager is to run the cafe and the retail space/visitor information space.
 
“The stories we tell about Waikaremoana have to come from Waikaremoana Tribal Authority. They need to be approved as true and accurate records of their history.
 
“I’m the link between Waikaremoana Tribal Authority and Te Uru Taumatua.”
 
Mr Brenchley, who has managed Waikaremoana Holiday Park with his wife for the last three-and-a-half years, says despite living at the lake and spending time up at Waikaremoana as a child, there has been a lot of learning for his new position.
 
“It’s a very interesting and fascinating role,” he said.
 
The opening of Te Wharehou o Waikaremoana began with a blessing by kaumatua at 4am. Later there was a Pohiri and a walk-through of the new facility.
 
It was shoes off for everybody on the beautiful timber floors reclaimed from the recently-demolished Aniwaniwa Visitor Centre.
 
A celebratory feast and entertainment began in the afternoon and continued into the evening.
 
Mother Nature smiled on the event. After a rainy start to the day, the sun shone brightly allowing hundreds of guests to enjoy the building and the breathtaking scenery before the thunder began and rain clouds rolled in.
 
Mr Brenchley said aside from downing tools for a couple of days as a result of a snow fall mid-winter, work had been continuous since breaking ground in the second week of February 2016.
 
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Lake's tribal base open for business.   “SPECTACULAR”, “stunning” and “incredible” are just some of the words guests used to describe Lake Waikaremoana’s new Te Wharehou o Waikaremoana.   The long-awaited opening of Waikaremoana Tribal Authority’s new building saw guests travel from all over New Zealand to be part of the special day.   Visitor...

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Tūho Te Uru Taumatua opening hours for christmas 2016 and new years 2017.

TUT Opening Hours 20162017

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Tūho Te Uru Taumatua opening hours for christmas 2016 and new years...

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Wairoa will be included in a New Zealand Transport Agency review of highways between Napier and Opotiki. Hawke's Bay Regional Council Wairoa representative Fenton Wilson said it had been reported the Wairoa stretch would be left out, but council received confirmation at Friday's transport meeting that the Wairoa highways were still in. 

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Wairoa will be included in a New Zealand Transport Agency review of highways between Napier and Opotiki. Hawke's Bay Regional Council Wairoa representative Fenton Wilson said it had been reported the Wairoa stretch would be left out, but council received confirmation at Friday's transport meeting that the Wairoa highways were still...

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It's not every worksite where you can cool off in a lake like Waikaremoana and be back on the job minutes later. A small army of tradesmen are starting to put away their tools, with Te Whare Hou o Waikaremoana living building just weeks away from opening. 

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Living building nearly ready

14 December 2016

It's not every worksite where you can cool off in a lake like Waikaremoana and be back on the job minutes later. A small army of tradesmen are starting to put away their tools, with Te Whare Hou o Waikaremoana living building just weeks away from...

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Located in Te Kura Whare - The Living Building - Mou Mou Kai cafe does not offer your usual lacklustre cafe fare. Mou Mou Kai gives hearty and authentic kai a modern twist, all complimentd by the stunning design of the building it occupies. With ingredients sourced from producers in Te Urewera, you can be sure you're getting quality food sourced locally and sustainably. Soul food minus the guilt? Sign us up please!

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Tāneatua Mou Mou Kai cafe

25 November 2016

Located in Te Kura Whare - The Living Building - Mou Mou Kai cafe does not offer your usual lacklustre cafe fare. Mou Mou Kai gives hearty and authentic kai a modern twist, all complimentd by the stunning design of the building it occupies. With ingredients sourced from producers in Te Urewera, you can be sure you're getting quality food sourced locally and sustainably. Soul food minus the guilt? Sign us up...

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Plenty finds the face of Tūhoe activism clean-shaven, sitting in an antique barber's chair, and wearing his signature hat. Beside him is the younger male child of his first marriage, the patriarchal bloodline obvious, but the fine cheekbones of his Australian mother are evident, too. This is Iti and Son: two hustlers raising the spirit of Tāneatua, fuelled by the belief that the past is where the future lies. 

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Iti & Son

25 November 2016

Plenty finds the face of Tūhoe activism clean-shaven, sitting in an antique barber's chair, and wearing his signature hat. Beside him is the younger male child of his first marriage, the patriarchal bloodline obvious, but the fine cheekbones of his Australian mother are evident, too. This is Iti and Son: two hustlers raising the spirit of Tāneatua, fuelled by the belief that the past is where the future...

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