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Respected Ngāi Tūhoe elder and educationalist Boy Thompson Biddle has passed away peacefully in Whakatāne. Biddle was a staunch leader of his marae, Te Rewarewa, in Ruatoki and was the oldest remaining elder of his hapū, Te Māhurehure. He was a loyal advocate for his hapū and wider iwi, and dedicated his life to the betterment of his people.   Born in Ohāua in 1930, the 88-year-old was a well-known and influential teacher in...

Continuing Ministry of Education concern around Te Kura o Waiakremoana school's financial management led to a forensic financial auditing report being sent to the Serious Fraud Office last September. Alarm bells sounded last May when the ministry learned of an inquiry from the board chairperson about securing a loan. The level of ministry oversight was increased. Read...

Camaraderie and common sense saw an estimated 1000 cubic metres of slip material with at least half covering the main Lake Waikaremoana road, safely removed by Quality Roading and Services last month. Read...

Dr John Wood describes it as a "hallelujah moment". After years of discussion, Tūhoe accepted the groundbreaking idea of giving their beloved ancestral homeland, Te Urewera, a legal personality as part of their Treaty settlement deal. They wouldn't own the National Park - instead it would be a unique legal entity, with all the rights of a person - jointly managed by Crown and iwi. It was a world-first arrangement later...

The Cutting Edge addiction conference will be held in Rotorua next month hosting interesting and high profile local Māori and international speakers. The conference is New Zealand's key addiction treatment gathering, providing the opportunity for the addiction sector to get together, network, learn about and embrace innovative thinking and practice. This year's theme is 'It's all about Connection'. The conference is...

Building Sustainable

3 August 2018

Tūhoe's Te Kura Whare is becoming the benchmark for those wanting to create sustainable buildings. On Wednesday, representatives from Kai Rotorua toured the building to see how its features could be incorporated into their own planned building. Read more...

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