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According to Pouroto Ngaropo, in 1868 the leader of the Ringatu Faith, Te Kooti, prophesied a child would come from the east to unite the tribes of Ngati Awa, Tuwharetoa and Ngati Rangitihi. The Ngati Awa deputy chairman said the child would hold the knowledge of the ancestors and have the ability to heal the land, restore the wellbeing of the people and unite the three...

A father and his teenage daughter have been happily reunited after becoming separated for a night while out hunting in Te Urewera. The Auckland pair, aged 44 and 14, became separated on Sunday in Te...

Waka ama at Whakamarino

26 November 2015

More than 220 competitors from all over the country descended on Lake Whakamarino near Lake Waikaremoana last weekend for the waka ama regional sprint...

After cementing Tuhoe's relationship with France at an Armistice Day celebration at Ruatoki, Hemana Wakka's heart went out to his new European friends when he heard about the deadly Paris...

National park lands encase the homes of indigenous peoples. Today, the law reflects a new societal goal that seeks to reconcile with indigenous peoples for the past wrongs of taking their lands and denying them the very means to be true to themselves, their ancestors, and their grandchildren. Dr Jacinta Ruru offers her perspective on indigenous governance of land and water, and the legal personality...

Kia ora Taneātua

24 November 2015

Taneātua was the eccentric brother of Toroa - captain of the Mataatua Waka. Taneātua was also a tohunga, an adventurous explorer and a dog fancier who travelled with a big pack of kuri naming various hills, boulders and streams after his loyal companions. Tāneatua is where he left one of his beloved...

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