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Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of the Te Manawa o Tūhoe Trust to be held at 9am on Saturday 12 November 2016 at Papakainga Marae,...

The controversial demolition of an architecturally renowned visitors centre at Lake Waikaremoana is almost complete.   The Aniwaniwa visitor centre, designed by architect John Scott, was set among native forest alongside State Highway 38, and was opened in 1974.   It once housed Colin McCahon's triptych Urewera Mural, which was stolen from the site in 1997 but returned after 15 months.   The...

Centre demolition starts

6 September 2016

Preparations for the planned demolition of the former Aniwaniwa visitor centre at Lake Waikaremoana began yesterday. Yesterday morning a small group, including family members of the late John Scott who designed the building, were taken on site to carry out a farewell. A karakia was held at the site at 5am yesterday by the Waikaremoana Tribal Authority to clear the way for the work to start and for the workers who will be carrying out the...

Media Update 5 September 2016 Work has started at Aniwaniwa The Department of Conservation has begun the process of dismantling and removing the old Aniwaniwa Visitor Centre this morning. Late this morning a small group, which included family members of the late John Scott, were taken on site to carry out a farewell with dignity and respect throughout the building, this ceremony included karakia and waiata. A karakia was held at 5am...

Media release 2 September 2016 Old Visitor Centre to be dismantled The Department of Conservation begins the dismantling and removal of the old Aniwaniwa Visitor Centre next week. DOC Operations Director Meirene Hardy-Birch says DOC has considered all practical options for the old building since it was condemned by the Wairoa District Council, vacated and closed in 2008. “This has been a difficult decision as so many parties have an...

Animal day for Rūātoki

26 August 2016

To change people's perspective of the SPCA, on this Sunday 28 August. The organisation will host a day in Rūātoki to promote awareness about care  and protection of animals. The day starts at 9am at Tūhoe Park. People are encouraged to bring their sick animals for a free basic health check that includes flea and worm...

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