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A Ngai Tuhoe trustee wants to learn from other iwi how they work with the Department of Conservation to protect forest parks at a hui, which starts on Tuesday. The co-governance and co-management of parks and environments two-day forum is taking place at the national museum, Te Papa, and will be attended by Maori and Aboriginal leaders. Te Uru Taumatua trustee Matt Te Pou, a member of the Urewera National Park co-management board, said he...

An iwi with mana moana (authority over the sea) is campaigning to be removed from the larger Tuhoe settlement saying it role as kaitiaki of fishing rights in jeopardy. Te Upokorehe people in eastern Bay of Plenty argues the Crown package will erode its jurisdiction. The tribal group has a deep and long-running connection with Ohiwa Harbour, near Whakatane. A descendant, Kahukore Baker, said the iwi's rights would be absorbed by a larger...

Shareholders of Tūhoe Waikaremoana Māori Trust Board should decide the way forward for their land blocks. This from the new trustees, following the Māori Land Court's decision to remove the Trust Board as trustee of 13 Māori Reservations on the shores of Lake Waikaremoana. Kararaina Rangihau and Jennifer Moses are some of the trustees of 13 Māori land reserves located around the shores of Lake Waikaremoana. Kararaina...

Tuhoe Te Uru Taumatua, New Zealand Fire Service, the Taneatua Community Board and Taneatua Lions have raised money to mount smoke alarms, free of charge, in all homes in Taneatua, Ruatoki, Waimana, Waikaremoana, Matahi and...

Tribe housing manager Max Temara said the decision to roll out the free devices had been prompted by a house fire in Taneatua, which lead to the death of a grandmother. The first were put into Ruatoki properties, with other communities to follow. He said interest from local people has been great and they've been opening their doors. Mr Temara said the initiative was about Tuhoe taking responsibility for the families, their communities, and...

he Urewera-Tuhoe Bill is another step towards being made law. The House sat under extended hours on Thursday to pass the second reading of the bill. It includes an apology from the Crown and a $170 million compensation payment, and sets up Te Urewera National Park as its own entity. The Maori Affairs Select Committee received 66 submissions on the bill, 42 in favour and 14 opposing it. Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples said the bill...

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