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It was all hands on deck at Rūātoki yesterday as Tūhoe prepare for their biennial festival, Te Ahurei a Tūhoe, which starts tomorrow. First held in 1972, the three day festival at Mission Road, Rūātoki celebrates unity within the tribe and every second year thousands of people who affiliate to it make the trek back to the Eastern Bay over Eastern weekend to participate in kapa haka, debating and sports...

Tuhoe Festival

23 March 2016

Te Ahurei o Tūhoe organising committee Te Komiti iti has lowered entry prices to the biennial festival, held by the tribe to celebrate its traditions and...

The Taneatua community gathered at Jack Knowles Reserve yesterday to celebrate the official opening of the town's upgraded playground. A joint Tūhoe and Whakatane District Council project, the playground has been progressively redeveloped over the past two years to provide a new family recreation attraction for the wider Tāneatua and Rūātoki...

       Joint Media Release Tablets, smart phones and a fast mobile network are making the Tūhoe Ahurei festival, the longest running Iwi cultural festival in New Zealand, a high-tech affair this Easter. The biannual three day event offers festival goers Tūhoe kapa haka, cultural debates, sports events, food stalls, clothing markets, and much more. The event kicks off on the Friday morning and culminates in a family...

A new kapa haka, formed to reconnect young people living in urban centres to their roots in Ruatoki, will perform at Tuhoe's Te Ahurei festival this...

Vandals wont stop Tuhoe

17 March 2016

Vandalism attacks at Te Urewera will not stop Tuhoe's vision to develop a positive future. This week vandals cut down the new Welcome to Te Urewera sign at Onepoto and attacked the Waimako Marae sign just out of Tuai. Waikaremoana Tribal Authority chairman Lance Winitana and Te Urewera Board trustee Lorna Taylor believe it was a political and selfish act from people opposing and undermining...

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