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Te Urewera Board has released its draft principles of management for Te Urewera, formerly Te Urewera National Park, which was recognised as a legal entity three years ago. It's key approach is to focus more on the management of people at Te Urewera instead of management of the land. Te Kawa o Te Urewera management plan acknowledges people need nature but nature doesn't need people. Te Urewera Board Chairman Tamati Kruger says,...

Living Certified Te Kura Whare First and foremost, Te Kura Whare belongs to the people of Tūhoe. It is a symbol of their story, a representation of their origin as an iwi; their past, their present and their future. The building provides a central point of connection for Tūhoe, located within their turangawaewae. Te Kura Whare was put together by members of the iwi. As such, a...

Te Kawa o Te Urewera draft released Friday, 19 May 2017, 4:53 pm Press Release: Te Urewera Board Te Kawa o Te Urewera draft released Te Urewera Board has invited public submissions on its draft Te Kawa o Te Urewera (Te Kawa), 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. In 2014 Te Urewera Act established Te Urewera as an...

Lake Waikaremoanas Te Wharehou o Waikaremoana has won its category at the Gisborne/Hawke's Bay Architecture Awards. The building was shortlisted for the NZ Institute of Architects' public architecture branch...

Kaiti School classrooms, the War Memorial Theatre and Waikaremoana's visitor centre are shortlisted for national architecture awards.     NATIONAL AWARD CONTENDERS: The Gisborne War Memorial Theatre, new classrooms at Kaiti School (pictured) and a Waikaremoana visitors centre have come top of their categories in the New Zealand Institute of Architects’ regional awards and are in the running for a national...

Moving the Earth

7 May 2017

The team is moving roughly 500 trucks of soil from Te Tii across the road to create an improved ground layout. This will make for better vehicle and walking access to the new buildings, good stormwater management and useable outdoor spaces. GRB Construction provides leadership and machinery on site, and is joined by eager locals to do the mahi. When grass is stripped from the top layer of site, rainwater could run through the exposed soil,...

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