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Tuhoe say they would never deny anyone — Maori or Pakeha — access to Lake Waikaremoana but as kaitiaki (guardians) of Te Urewera they will make sure their land is treated with respect.   This reassurance comes after a contentious summer season where two families, who were regulars at the lake, were asked to leave their freedom camping spots, and boat users were told not to drink alcohol on the lake.   A...

Take a moment to relax, close your eyes, and picture a place that makes you feel serene. Where is this place? What can you see, hear, and feel?   If you found yourself in nature, then you just experienced a decrease in your stress and anxiety levels. Studies have shown that whether you are experiencing nature first-hand, in virtual reality, or through sounds and photos, you are proven to become happier, healthier, and more...

Rubbish dumping at one of New Zealand's most picturesque lakes was getting so bad there was talk it would be closed off to visitors.   But a Ngāi Tūhoe spokesperson said things are beginning to change, although there is still hostility towards iwi members from some long-time holidaymakers.   "We're getting there, but it's not something that's going to happen overnight," Tamati Kruger...

A group of 30 Tūhoe descendants travelled to France and Belgium in memory of fallen soldiers in WW1 to celebrate more than a 100 years since the signing of the Armistice which ended WW1. The group represented 60 World War 1 soldiers within Te Urewera who were connected to Waikaremoana, Ruatāhuna, Waiohau, Rūātoki, Waimana and Tāneatua. READ...

Appeal to Lake visitors

6 November 2019

Ngai Tuhoe iwi have a solution to help ensure illegal campsites and the effects these have on the shores of Lake Waikaremoana do not happen again. The campsites were set up during Labour Weekend. Native bush was cut down, home-made showers and toilets were set up, “a beer bottle wall” was erected in a kiwi sanctuary and rubbish was left behind.   “Being ‘tangata whenua’ (people of the land) is...

Kawerau Medical Centre’s model of care is the philosophical launch pad for central North Island iwi Tūhoe’s ambitious expansion plans to improve the health of its people. Tāmati Kruger, a member of the iwi’s trust, Te Uru Taumatua, says Tūhoe is set to open a new clinic in Ruatahuna by next March with another clinic opening later in 2020 at Waikaremoana. Tūhoe bought the Kawerau clinic in July after opening its first...

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