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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...

A self-proclaimes Maori "sovereign" at the centre of a court case that saw a woman lose her home has previously tried to lay claim to a wind farm, according to an iwi leader. Tuhoe chief negotiator Tamati Kruger said Arikinui o Tuhoe was known for turning up at Tribal meetings to make claims, and their paths has crossed more than...

The Waikaremoana Great Walk has re-opened after heavy snow forced its closure last month. The Te Urewera Board announced the re-opening on Friday and said it was "looking forward to the return of friends of Te Urewera once again." Earlier in July an unexpected heavy snow dumping at Waikaremoana caused the temporary closure to the Waikaremoana Great Walk until safter passage could be...

A personal experience of Wilderness. Some think that the definition on a map is the final desecration of wilderness. The label and the line reveal the wilderness, and under the glare of that spotlight the wilderness wilts. Others, scouring maps for adventure are drawn to the declaration of...

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