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OWNERS of the Taneatua Liquor Store wanting to extend their business times by one hour will have their application heard today. Now, the store closes between 2pm and 4pm to avoid the hours when school children walk past the shop. The business opens again from 4pm until...

A reo activist from Tūhoe, Rangitunoa Black, agrees that the silent letter 'g' should be dropped in the written form after Te Uru Taumatua announced that the importance of its unique dialect should be maintained in its written form. Black is supporting Te Uru Taumatua and their idea of revitalising their own language. Black says, “Tūhoe is independent of their own language.” Tūhoe negotiator Tamati Kruger told Te Kāea...

After days of heavy rain and wind, the weather in Wairoa has finally settled down but some areas are still feeling winter's icy touch. Snow fell in the Lake Waikaremoana area but didn't stick due to rain washing it away, however snow can still be seen in on the hill...

Two prominent Māori langiuage experts have voiced their opposition to a decree from their tribal authority. Te Uru Taumatua have dropped the 'ng' in written publications in an attempt to affirm the distinctive dialect of Tūhoe. Te Okiwa McLean reports. Te...

Some Tuhoe are reclaiming their dialect by dropping the 'g' in the word 'ng' when writing and speaking māori. Te Uru Taumatua Chairman Tamati Kruger says if your language is your identity, it is dialect which identifies who you are and where you come from. Te Kawa o Te Urewera, written in Tūhoe dialect by Te Uru Taumatua is missing the 'g' in 'ng'. Tūhoe leader Tamati Kruger says there is no 'g' in the...

This Saturday and Sunday Taneatua will be alive with creativity as the Tuhoe Gallery presents the Art and Activism Workshop. For artists and community activists and run by Mou Mou movement, the workshop includes five sessions over the two days and a number of guest speakers including Tame Iti, Tamati Kruger, Maria Steens, Ati Teepa and Amo...

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