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Poor behaviour and littering continues to dismay both tangata Whenua and visitors to Waikaremoana while also raising questions around the direction of the lake's management. Wairoa Mayor Craig Little supports the Ngai Tuhoe plea for visitors to stop trashing Lake Waikaremoana and the surrounding area.  Mr Little said for people to treat such a beautiful area with so little respect was disappointing. "These people have a sense...

The dumping of vast amounts of rubbish by visitors to one of the country's most scenic lakes has shocked the iwi which manages it, and prompted calls to crack down on unruly behaviour in the area. There have even been calls on social media for Lake Waikaremoana, in Te Urewera region, to be closed to visitors if things do not improve. But Ngāi Tūhoe says policing the area will do little to stop the disrespect and...

A 2000-year-old forest hidden beneath a Tūhoe lake could provide vital information on climate change patterns, Niwa says. Niwa scientist and underwater photographer Crispin Middleton has been working with New Zealand Geographic to document the ancient forest at the bottom of Lake Waikaremoana, 80 kilometres west of Gisborne. Initially a personal project for Middleton, now Niwa is considering paleo-climatic research on the...

Working with its elders and other traditional knowledge holders, the Māori community of Ruatāhuna, New Zealand, has articulated its own, culturally relevant system for monitoring the health of the ancient Te Urewera temperate rainforest it calls home. For instance, the community regards the size of flocks of kererū or wood pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) as a key indicator of forest health, and assesses it by the amount of awe an observer...

Deep in New Zealand’s vast Te Urewera forest, which is famously endowed with a legal personality, the Māori community in Ruatāhuna is working to restore and sustain its forests and way of life. Having regained control of their land after decades of logging by outside interests, members of the Tūhoe community are trying to bring back conifers in the Podocarpaceae family, which they refer to as the chiefs of the family of Tāne, the god...

He Iwi Whakamoe Tau 2018

2 November 2018

Haere mai ki te hui ā te iwi e noho tahi ai tātau ki te kōrero I nā kaupapa o te...

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