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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...

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...

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