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The chair of Te Urewera Board, Tamati Kruger, says people wanting to contribute to the region’s future management need to learn to see it in a different way than the old national park model. The board, which includes both Ngai Tuhoe and crown representatives, has called for public submissions on what needs to go into its 10-years management plan, Te Kawa O Te Urewera. Mr Kruger says Ngai Tuhoe is keen for expert advice, but people need...

Te Urewera Board is asking for public feedback on priorities for management of the remote mountains and valleys lying south of the Bay of Plenty. The board, appointed by Ngai Tuhoe and the Crown, was set up under Te Urewera Act 2014 which established the former national park as a unique legal entity. The feedback will help shape what goes into Te Kawa O Te Urewera, a 10 year management plan due to be completed by September 2017. Radio...

There probably aren’t very many architectural practices in New Zealand that are trying to create an everyday working environment where Māori language and culture is celebrated – from Hangi Fridays to incorporating tikanga, from pōwhiri for special guests to staff singalongs of waiata. At Jasmax, four young Māori architects, Brendan Himona, Haley Hooper, Elisapeta Heta and Rameka Alexander-Tu’inukuafe have set up...

New rules for Te Urewera

8 December 2015

It is the start of a two year conversation that will give rise to a unique management plan for Te Urewera. The statement of priorities for Te Kawa o Te Urewera framework was launched on Saturday at Tuhoe's headquarters in Taneatua by Attorney-General Chris Finlayson and conservation minister Maggie Barry. It includes "principal matters" to be dealth with in a new 10-year managament plan for Te Urewera and will be used to collect...

The Māori Education Trust 2016 Scholarship Programme is now open and offers scholarships to Māori secondary school and tertiary students who meet the respective scholarships’ criteria. The Scholarship Programme is made up of the following scholarships: Secondary Rose Hellaby Scholarship Tī Maru Māori Trust Secondary Boarding Scholarship. Undergraduate Norman Kirk Memorial Scholarship Rose Hellaby...

The Crown and Ngāi Tūhoe welcome the launch of Te Urewera’s inaugural Statement of Priorities in Taneātua today. “This launch is significant as it demonstrates the excellent progress the Te Urewera Board has made since Te Urewera was declared a legal entity last year,” Mr Finlayson says. The Statement of Priorities invites public feedback on a framework for Te Kawa O Te Urewera, a 10 year management plan which sets out the...

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