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Director and co-producer of documentary The Price of Peace, Kim Webby, has received a prestigious accolade with an international award for her documentary. The film, which documents Tame Iti, Ngai Tuhoe, and the trial of the Urewera Four, screened at a special viewing last month in Wairoa, after touring the national film festival...

Lake centre plan unveiled

13 October 2015

The first image depicting the design plan for the new visitors centre to be built at Lake Waikaremoana has been released. Te Wharehou o Waikaremōana is a project instigated by Ngai Tūhoe and DOC to serve visitors to Lake Waikaremōana and the Great...

Waikaremoana Great Walk Track

17 September 2015

The Waikaremoana Great walk returns to a two-way walk with access again available from either the Onepoto or Hopuruahine ends of the walk from Saturday 19 September. This follows a temporary one-way only route from Onepoto to Whanganui hut (with water taxi pick-up) following the closure of the Hopuruahine suspension bridge on the 3rd of September. The Hopuruahine track end is now at the main highway near the main road bridge over the Hopuruahine...

Tourists survive 8m drop

14 September 2015

A suspension bridge cable on the Lake Waikeremoana track failed on Thursday, dropping four German tourists more than eight metres into the Hopu Ruahine River. The tourists suffered scratches and bruises but are being well looked after, says Herb Christophers from the Department of Conservation. The failed bridge is at the top left of the picture. The water under the 65-metre span suspension bridge is two metres deep, and while the popular...

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