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Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana intend to occupy the Aniwaniwa Visitors centre owned by the Department of Conservation in the hope that the conservation reopens the centre.  However, the building has been deemed unsafe and has been vacant since 2008. There is a power struggle in Lake Waikaremoana and it all starts with the Aniwaniwa Visitors centre.  Tahurioterangi Trainor Tait (Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana) says, “We are...

2016 Bay of Plenty Regional Commercial/Industrial Architectural Design Award Designer: Aladina Harunani of APA Architects & Project Managers Project: Tanatana Marae Location: Waimana Description: In Tuhoe tradition, the deceased are not mourned in the wharenui meeting house, but in a special wharemate. Tanatana has struggled for many years to carry out the service for tangi without a dedicated wharemate. The brief for Tanatana Marae...

Waikirikiri Marae AGM. 10 July 2016 at 10am, Waikirikiri...

A two-year hunt for dinosaur remains in Te Urewera has been given the go-ahead. The project will be led by Ngai Tūhoe, with input from GNS Science and Victoria University of...

Vision Matauranga

28 June 2016

A third project which is led by Ngāi Tūhoe with support from GNS Science has also been successful in winning funding. The projects will receive funding of $100,000 each for terms that range from one to two years.  The first project will focus on Aotea, a rare rock containing the blue mineral kyanite, found only in South Westland. Aotea is a special treasure that south Westland iwi Kāti Māhaki have cared for, gathered, traded and...

24 June 2016 Press Release   Lake Waikaremoana continues to welcome manuhiri Business continues as usual at Lake Waikaremōana, “We have around 80 people coming to Waikaremoana to trek and camp over the next few days” says Richard Wagner staff member at Te Urewera – Waikaremoana Visitors Centre. Local Waikaremoana kaumatua, Te Kooti Turipa, is indifferent to the news of the rāhui ban being placed on Lake...

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