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Every two years Te Hui Ahurei a Tūhoe invites Ngāi Tūhoe descendants to come together and celebrate their unique reo and culture. But how do urban Tūhoe express their Tūhoetanga when they live away from the lands of their tīpuna? Jason Renes attended this year’s festival to find out.   There is mist around Rotorua on the first morning of this year’s Te Hui Ahurei a Tūhoe. It isn’t the same dense and murky...

A leader of the Tuhoe people's drive for self determination, Tamati Kruger, will the 2017 Bruce Jesson Memorial Lecture on October 31. The lecture, at the University of Auckland, will be a historic opportunity for Tuhoe to explain their philosophy of Mana Motuhake to a national audience, and to report on how the approach is working out in practice since the iwi signed a settlement with the Crown in...

Artist Tame Iti is so impressed by the work of young creatives from James Street School he has invited them to exhibit their pieces at the Taneatua...

The lack of civility so often ascribed to Tame Iti is now ascribed to the Crown and Government thanks to the activist's representation in the media, writes Dr Julie Cupples We are all familiar with the white celebrities—George Clooney, Bob Geldof, Bono, Angelina Jolie—who publicly embrace humanitarian causes and become famous for their activism as well as their acting, musical or sporting talent. There is, however, an...

Gathered together watching kapa haka and remembering his legacy is an apt way to off one of Tuhoe's greatest cultural exponents, Te Makarini Temara. As people made their way to Hastings on Wednesday for the start of the national Kapa Haka competition, Te Matatini, news that Mr Temara had died was beginning to filter...

Tame Iti has returned to the Te Urewera plains where he was accused of running terrorist training camps 10 years ago - this time to focus on his artwork   Tame Iti is in his kitchen making toast.   He is back living in his home, a year back on tribal land after his time in a state prison. His family lives all around, brother out back, river at the front.    "This is Tūhoe country girl,"...

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