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Today the Te Urwera Board announced its draft on 'Te Kawa o Te Urewera' which presents a new way to understand the relationship between people and Te Urewera and places respect for and interdependence with nature at its centre. As Te Okiwa McLean reports this is the first management plan since the area became managed by Tūhoe and DOC. Te...

Tūhoe's headquarters Te Kura Whare is now among the 14 buildings in the world to have reached a no impact standard. The tribe's chief executive Kirsti Luke received the prestigious Living Building certification at a ceremony in Seattle, United States, on...

Te Urewera Board has invited public submissions on its draft management plan Te Kawa o Te Urewera. In 2014, Te Urewera Act established Te Urewera as an independent legal identity - essentially meaning the area of Te Urewera owns itself. Te Urewera Board speaks for and represents Te Urewera, and day-to-day management plans under Te Urewera Act, as well as decisions by the board about activities within Te...

Te Urewera Board chair Tamati Kruger says a new plan is a way to manage the way people use the resource rather than the land itself. The board is calling for submissions on Te Kawa o Te Urewera, which sets out the principles for managing and regulating activities within Te Urewera. it's a new approach to management plans and reflects the changes in Te Urewera Act that gave Ngai Tuhoe a say in what happens after 60 years of the land...

BIG changes in Te Urewera’s management plan include a reduction of Crown appointees on the board, an increase of Tuhoe representatives, different terminology, and its length.   Te Urewera board chairman Tamati Kruger said most management plans were about 200 pages long, and this one was only 27 pages. It is called Te Kawa o Te Urewera and was released yesterday.   Mr Kruger said the plan contained principles,...

In a public announcement today, the Te Urewera Board released its draft principles to management the legal entity Te Urewera, formerly known as Te Urewera National Park. The principles are set to align the unique relationship between Te Urewera, its people and visitors. In 2014 the Te Urewera Act formally recognised Te Urewera as a legal entity and it would belong to itself. Both Tūhoe and the Department of Conservation agreed to share the...

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