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After cementing Tuhoe's relationship with France at an Armistice Day celebration at Ruatoki, Hemana Wakka's heart went out to his new European friends when he heard about the deadly Paris...

National park lands encase the homes of indigenous peoples. Today, the law reflects a new societal goal that seeks to reconcile with indigenous peoples for the past wrongs of taking their lands and denying them the very means to be true to themselves, their ancestors, and their grandchildren. Dr Jacinta Ruru offers her perspective on indigenous governance of land and water, and the legal personality...

Te Wharehou o Waikaremoana

23 November 2015

Te Wharehou o Waikaremoana The Waikaremoana Tribal Authority will be next to take on the Living Building Challenge. Tribal Chair Dana Rurehe says, “The building is designed to depict who we are as a people. This is the beginning of the return to the lake side of nā hapū o Tūhoe”. Te Wharehou of Waikaremoana will house the Tribal offices, wānana, retail and tāona. It will be a positive representation of what is to come for...

Tūhoe can do better job

19 November 2015

Rotorua leaders say they support Tuhoe's ambitious bid to take over their social services but say Te Arawa doesn't need to do the same. Te Arawa is already leading the country when it comes to economic and social development, according to Te Arawa Lakes Trust chairman Sir Toby Curtis. His comments come after it was revealed this week Tuhoe is in negotiations with the Government to take over social services for its people...

Tūhoe negotiator Tamati Kruger predicts that by 2045, Tūhoe will no longer be dependent on government policies.  This is part of the 40-year plan promised in the Tūhoe Settlement.  Around 5000 Tūhoe who live in their region engage in services of government agencies. It's a statistic that Kruger hopes to change.  He says, “It's an enormous task but we believe we will see the fruits in 40 years.” Tūhoe...

Camping bylaw changes

17 November 2015

Tweaking the freedom camping bylaw was the aim of a a submission hearing on Tuesday. Held at the War Memorial Hall Wairoa district councillors welcomed the community to speak to their submissions and share their concerns about freedom camping in the...

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