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Tonight Tuhoe rolled into town to attend the gala opening of Ever The Land at the 2015 NZ International Film Festival at the Sky City Cinema in Auckland. After some introductory speeches and a moving waiata the lights went down and the movie began. Ostensibly a film about the construction of the first ever "Living Building" in NZ, conceived as a testament to the values of the Tuhoe people and their vision forself-governance, it was...

Listen to Kim Webby discuss her film 'The Price of Peace' showing at the New Zealand International Film Festival about Tame Iti and the Urewera raids. Newstalk...

Film maker Kim Webby says the depiction of Tame Iti as public enemy number one during the Urewera Four trial made her determined to show the Tame she knew. Webby’s documentary The Price of Peace premieres on Sunday at the Auckland International Film Festival. She’s known the Tuhoe activist for more than 20 years, and she says he family links to the Eastern Bay of Plenty meant she was in a position to tell the story once the...

Tamati Kruger was chief negotiator of Tuhoe's ground-breaking Treaty settlement with the Crown last year. He chairs the iwi authority and the new board of Te Urewera. 1. Did you have any concerns about letting German film-maker Sarah Grohnert spend three years documenting Tuhoe's efforts to construct its headquarters under the world's most stringent green building programme? We were a bit worried about that being a distraction. But...

In my work we collaborate with local Tangata Whenua frequently and I love it. I particularly like how Maori take a long-term view when it comes to decision making, rather than the 'boom and bust' mentality that sees so much destruction of our natural resources. While Maori may not have as much experience dealing with the Western system of education, finance and economy - and some mistakes are inevitable when learning something new -...

Kim Webby's The Price of Peace is a powerfully affecting re-examination of the Ruatoki raids that achieves something rather special: maintaining a personal, even intimate, focus on its central figure Tame Iti, it locates the 2007 police raids in the wider context of Tuhoe history and the process of reconciliation. Webby, a former television reporter now living and working as a naturopath in her birthplace of Opotiki, has a strong...

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