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There must be something in the air at Ruataahuna. More than 30 years after the death of the beloved performer Prince Tui Teka his hometown is still pumping out talented...

About 20,000 people are expected to descend on the Rūātoki Valley in eastern Bay of Plenty over Easter for the biggest event on the Tūhoe calendar. Te Hui Ahurei a Tūhoe is a festival held every two years to bring the iwi together to celebrate and preserve its traditions. The festival began more than 40 years ago when Tūhoe from Auckland and Wellington met in Rotorua to compete against each other in a game of rugby. Since then its grown...

A new kapa haka, formed to reconnect young people living in urban centres to their roots in Ruatoki, will perform at Tuhoe's Te Ahurei festival this...

Kia ora Taneātua

24 November 2015

Taneātua was the eccentric brother of Toroa - captain of the Mataatua Waka. Taneātua was also a tohunga, an adventurous explorer and a dog fancier who travelled with a big pack of kuri naming various hills, boulders and streams after his loyal companions. Tāneatua is where he left one of his beloved...

Tuhoe is negotiating to take over social services for its people in an ambitious bid to end welfare "dependency". The iwi wants to take over welfare payments, schools, healthcare and housing within its Urewera tribal area from Whakatane south to Lake...

Forest Death

11 September 2015

Worksafe is investigating the death of a man in Tuhoe Forest, Waiohau in the early hours of Wednesday...

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