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The Waitangi Tribunal has published its complete Te Urewra report into the claims of the Urewera region. Although the report had previously been released in pre-publication parts on the Tribunal's website, to assist Treaty negotiations, this is the first hardcopy publication of the extensive 4182-page report. The publication of the report is the culmination of a 30-year process of receiving claims, commissioning research, holding public...

Te Kawa o Te Urewera - FMC

30 November 2017

Between 1954 and 2014, the forest and ridges of Ngāi Tūhoe's homeland were largely part of Te Urewera National Park. That changed in 2014, when the area's national park status was rescinded, and instead administration of Te Urewera passed to the Te Urewera Board, made up of Tūhoe and Crown representatives. Federated Mountain Club (FMC) had to consider deeply where we stood with respect to the creation of Te Urewera through the Ngāi...

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...

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