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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 , 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...

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...

The Whakatane Distict Council gives notice that it has made decisions on the Proposed Whakatane District Plan, in accordance with Clause 10 of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991. The date of public notification of the Whakatane District Councils decisions is Friday 4 December 2015. The final date for lodging an appeal to the Environment Court is Friday 5 February...

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...

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