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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

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 children a tour of Wellington. Superintendent Wally Haumaha believed the wounds are healing. He said it was great way to rebuild their relationship through the children and their parents.

He said that would be an ongoing event, where Mr Bush would go back to Tuhoe, perhaps on the anniversary of his apology to Tuhoe, and give an overview of policing in the country, and again encourage for the relationship to grow.

General Manager of Maori, Pacific and Ethnic services, Wally Haumaha, said the children did not want to leave Wellington. A Tūhoe whānau representative, who was there, Huka Williams, thanked the police commissioner for keeping his Te Urewera raids apology promise by inviting rangatahi to Wellington.

-RadioNZ

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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...

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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 mother.

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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...

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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.

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 when armed police arrived at the address.

The family of Tuhoe Lambert had claimed they were unfairly detained by the police during the search.

Each family member sought $100,000.

Mr Lambert was charged but died in 2011.

Their lawyer Charl Hirschfeld confirmed the settlement was financial in nature.

A second case brought by Te Rangikaiwhiria Kemara has been dropped.

He was one of four people later jailed for firearms offences.

A Crown Law spokesperson said both matters had been discontinued and declined to comment further.

The Independent Police Conduct Authority and the Human Rights Commission have released reports criticising aspects of the operation.

Police apologised to the Ruatoki community and the Tuhoe people for the wrongdoing that occurred during the 2007 Te Urewera police raids at a gathering at a Bay of Plenty marae last August.

-RadioNZ Te Manu Korihi

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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...

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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 Wellington.

They were invited to the capital as part of an ongoing police apology to Ngāi Tūhoe whānaunga for the way they carried out the raids.

-RadioNZ Te Manu Korihi

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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...

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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 for Waiariki.

For Michael McClutchie, one of those affected in the raids, the House has no mana.

He says, “This is just a building.  It's our marae that are our places of law.  It's our elders who uphold our families and sub-tribes.”

But with time, things will hopefully ease for McClutchie and his whānau.

McClutchie says, “My first thought was to seek revenge, but that's changed and I will leave it up to god to seek justice for Tūhoe.”

-Te Kaea

 

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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...

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

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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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