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Waikaremoana iwi Ngati Ruapani has placed a rahui over the lake at the centre of Te Urewera. Kaumatua chair Tumanako Waiwai says the banapplies to all activities on the lake itself and access across all adjacent Maori land from June 25 to 29. It's in support of the hearing in the Maori Land Court at Wairoa on June 28 of application lodged by applicants representing all descendants of the original owners. Mr Waiwai says the rahui is to...

Waikaremoana iwi Ngati Ruapani has placed a rahui over the lake at the centre of Te Urewera. Kaumatua chair Tumanako Waiwai says the banapplies to all activities on the lake itself and access across all adjacent Maori land from June 25 to 29. It's in support of the hearing in the Maori Land Court at Wairoa on June 28 of application lodged by applicants representing all descendants of the original owners. Mr Waiwai says the rahui is to...

A new sign has been unveiled in Te Urewera to mark the authority of Ngāi Tūhoe over the area. But according to representatives of Manawarū, Ruatāhuna's tribal body, they are only starting to realise their dream.  Te...

The government may be committing more than $20 million to ramp up pest control using 1080 in New Zealand but Te Urewera will remain free of the poison - for now.  The battle for New Zealand's native birds is set to receive a $20.7 million boost in this year's budget and the aim is to squash a predicted boom in rat and stoat populations, predicted to follow heavy forest seeding, by backing aerial 1080 operations with on-going...

Sports is another much-loved event at Tūhoe's Ahurei Festival and Te Kāea had the opportunity to take a glimpse at this year's rugby final. It was one valley verses another. Ruatoki went head to head with Ruatahuna, playing the iwi's much-loved game and vying for the overall rugby title in the final. Ruatoki's full back was on form, setting up the win with a steal and run away try. His speed ensured not only one...

Tūhoe is looking to the future following their biennial festival held over the weekend in Ruatoki. A crowd of over 20,000 attended the festival in the Bay of Plenty area to re-engage with their culture at home. Among them was our reporter Kereama Wright. Te...

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