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It’s just a week out from the biggest club touch championship in Whakatāne and a small community in the district has come together to host a marae tournament. Tucked away in the Tūhoe Nation is a small community called Waimana Kaaku. “This is the third year we've held this event. We refer to this as our mini ahurei. This event is part of the model of social planning for our hapū,” says Hohepa Mclean. Waimana...

Tuhoe will learn in the new year whether its revolutionary headquarers building-Te Kura Whare-has met the international Living Building Challenge. Over the past 12 months the Tuhoe staff has been collating data to show the building, in Taneatua, has met the challenge's stringent conditions....

Seven decades of service

31 December 2015

Ruatoki woman Wharemawhai Timutimu has been awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to Midwery and...

Tuhoe negotiator Tamati Kruger says the Waitangi Tribunal’s Te Urewera Report is a major achievement that should not be put on a shelf and forgotten. The sixth and final volume of the report was released just before Christmas, long after the tribe signed off on a settlement with the Crown. Its three chapters cover environmental issues, specific claims, and socio-economic issues. The environmental chapter discusses the introduction to Te...

Urewera boss leaves suddenly

30 December 2015

Four months after Tuhoe took control of the Department of Conservation workforce within Te Urewera, the man appointed to manage those workers is...

Tuhoe claims about breaches of the Treaty of Waitangi have been validated, now that the final Urewera report has been released. The Waitangi Tribunal's report indicates the Crown has contributed to the shocking poverty of Te Urewera people, largely as a result of breaches to the Treaty. They include massive land losses and a failure to protect forest flora and fauna, which have been ravaged by introduced species. Waiariki MP Te Ururoa...

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