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The Waitangi Tribunal's final report into Te Urewera has slammed the Crown for breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi. Some Te Urewera families were forced to live in caves and food shortages meant they had to eat rotten potatoes. The sixth and final part of the tribunal's long-running Te Urewera Report was released today. Tuhoe iwi leader Tamati Kruger read the 3500 page report and reflected on the findings of his people's...

An enthusiastic crowd of locals braved inclement weather to celebrate the unveiling of three new Welcome to Te Urewera signs. Officiating at the ceremony was Waikaremoana Tribal Authority chairman Lance...

The overflow of silt into the Waiau River has given local farmers a headache. The issue arose when Eastland Network opened the gates during dam repair work after damage caused by the September deluge and associated debris from the Waihi Dam's...

The shocking poverty experienced by Te Urewera maori was in large part caused by the Crown's many breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi, the Waitangi Tribunal has found in the sixth and final volume of its Te Urewera district inquiry...

It’s just a week out from the biggest club touch championship in Whakatāne and a small community in the district has come together to host a marae tournament. Tucked away in the Tūhoe Nation is a small community called Waimana Kaaku. “This is the third year we've held this event. We refer to this as our mini ahurei. This event is part of the model of social planning for our hapū,” says Hohepa Mclean. Waimana...

Tuhoe negotiator Tamati Kruger says the Waitangi Tribunal’s Te Urewera Report is a major achievement that should not be put on a shelf and forgotten. The sixth and final volume of the report was released just before Christmas, long after the tribe signed off on a settlement with the Crown. Its three chapters cover environmental issues, specific claims, and socio-economic issues. The environmental chapter discusses the introduction to Te...

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