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New era for Tūhoe

21 September 2017

A GLOBALLY significant guiding document for Te Urewera is heralding 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 dismantled and returned to Tuhoe from the Department of Conservation (DoC) in a New Zealand first as part of its Treaty settlement.   The 2127-square-kilometre stretch of land, which includes Lake Waikaremoana, was...

A missing woman has been found barefoot but uninjured after six days in the bush - sparking praise for search and rescue teams.   Police had "grave concerns" for the welfare of 49-year-old Suzanne Holmes when her car was found with the doors unlocked and keys in the ignition last Wednesday.   She had gone missing in dense bush near Lions Hut, about 80km east of Rotorua in the northern part of Te Urewera...

Our behaviour of the past, demanding more from nature than it can cope with, is not tenable or sustainable according to Te Uru Taumatua chairman Tamati Kruger. He hopes the draft management document, Te Kawa o Te Urewera, described as a management document around people, will cause them to be more responsible for their environment and accept that "we need nature, but nature does not necessarily need...

Te Urewera-DOC Tuhoe partnership won the Prime Minister's Award at the Deloitte IPAN Public Sector Excellence Awards 2017, held in Wellington on Wednesday night. The judges said the programme was "An excellent initiative, demonstrating a transformation in the relationship. Most notably there were no direct examples to draw on anywhere in the world - that is true innovation." Win For Te Urewera...

Te Urewera - DOC Tūhoe Partnership have won the Prime Minister’s Award at the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2017.   The judges said that this programme was, “An excellence initiative, demonstrating a transformation in the relationship. Most notably there were no direct examples to draw on anywhere in the world - that is true innovation.”   Working collaboratively, the Department of...

A “ground-breaking” move granting Te Urewera National Park the rights of a person has resulted in a major award for those involved in an initiative described as a “world-first”.   The Te Urewera-Department of Conservation Tuhoe Partnership was awarded the Prime Minister’s Award at the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards in Wellington last night.   The judges said that this...

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