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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...

Tūhoe and the Police are strengthening their relationship with a face to face meeting in Wellington.  The two groups have come together to assist some of the children affected by the 2007 Raids in Ruatoki. It's all fun and games today for these Ruatoki youngsters.  But seven years ago, the last time some of these children were up close and personal with Police, it wasn't like that at all. Moko Hillman says, “It...

Tuhoe hopes that the opening of four medical centres in its rohe will inspire whanau to return to their homeland and practise medicine. First, the new Tuhoe HQ, next a health centre at Taneatua. Photo: RNZ The first Tuhoe medical centre in Taneatua opened on 12 August and three more are expected to open by the end of the year. The centres' group manager for health, housing, education and welfare, said part of the...

The first of four medical centres within Tūhoe was opened today in Tāneatua.  This is only the start as the tribe paves a new path for themselves towards self-governance.  A new café was also opened today called "Moumou Kai." GP visits for Tūhoe at this new medical centre will cost $14. Patrick McGarvey, Chairman of Te Kōmiti o Runga says, “The GP isn't a local, but some of the workers are....

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