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Police Commissioner Mike Bush is expected to return to the tribal lands of Ngai Tuhoe - potentially on the anniversary of his apology to the tribe on 13 August. Police Commissioner Mike Bush Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski Police have taken steps to rebuild trust and confidence with the iwi following the 2007 Te Urewera raids, which left children terrified of members of the Armed Offenders Squad. Recently, the officers gave 70 Tuhoe...

When Kathleen Taipeti woke with several guns pointed at her in her Ruatoki home, her immediate thoughts were for her son, who has been asleep in the lounge by himself. That was in 2007, when her son was eight. He is now 16 and the scars of the Tuhoe Raids are still firmly etched deeply across both he and his...

A family of five who had their house searched by police as part of the Urewera raids has reached a confidential settlement with the police outside court. Police Commissioner Mike Bush and kaumatua at Te Rewarewa Marae in August 2014 when police apologised for wrongdoing that occurred during the Te Urewera raids. Photo: RNZ / Mani Dunlop According to court documents the five were at a house in the South Auckland suburb of Manurewa...

The Police Commissioner has suggested something similar to a scholarship might be created to encourage Tūhoe rangatahi to become officers. Mike Bush has confirmed the police leadership team wants to leave a lasting legacy which acknowledges officers scared children and whanau when armed raids were carried out in Te Urewera in 2007. Police are this week hosting more than 70 tamariki, rangatahi, kaiako (teachers) and whanau members in...

Following on from their trip to the Police College, a group of Tūhoe children involved in the 2007 raids have made tracks to Parliament. Reporter Ripeka Timutimu was there to capture the kids as they arrived to meet Minister of Māori Development, Te Ururoa Flavell. They're moving on, a step closer to full reconciliation.  Parliament was a whole new world to these Tūhoe kids and one of those on call to greet them was their MP...

Police host Tuhoe children

18 February 2015

More than 70 children at the centre of the Tuhoe terror raids have travelled to Wellington as the guests of the...

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