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Tūhoe negotiator Tamati Kruger predicts that by 2045, Tūhoe will no longer be dependent on government policies.  This is part of the 40-year plan promised in the Tūhoe Settlement.  Around 5000 Tūhoe who live in their region engage in services of government agencies. It's a statistic that Kruger hopes to change.  He says, “It's an enormous task but we believe we will see the fruits in 40 years.” Tūhoe...

Tuhoe is negotiating to take over social services for its people in an ambitious bid to end welfare "dependency". The iwi wants to take over welfare payments, schools, healthcare and housing within its Urewera tribal area from Whakatane south to Lake...

Camping bylaw changes

17 November 2015

Tweaking the freedom camping bylaw was the aim of a a submission hearing on Tuesday. Held at the War Memorial Hall Wairoa district councillors welcomed the community to speak to their submissions and share their concerns about freedom camping in the...

A fire at Owhakatoro, west of Rūātoki, last week is believed to have been deliberately lit. Pumicelands Rural Fire Authority zone manager Tony Gillard said the fire started at 7.30pm on Friday, November 6, and fire fighters witnessed two young people taking off from the area on a...

Pork and pikopiko pies, venison burgers and fresh seafood were among the kai on offer at the Paku Kore Wild Food Festival in Ruataahuna on Friday 13 November. The drug, alcohol and smokefree family event was organised by a group of Ruataahuna business students held at Te Umuroa...

Tuhoe remembers soldiers

13 November 2015

Hemana Waaka can't believe it took 100 years to commemorate the Tuhoe soldiers who fought in WW1 but he is glad that it will now become a tradition within the tribe. Mr Waaka was the driving force behind the Armistice Day celebrations held at Te Rewarewa...

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