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Te Wharehou o Tūhoe, New Zealand’s first and currently only “Living Building” stands at the centre of Sarah Grohnert’s portrait of Ngāi Tūhoe land and people, documenting the passage of time from the Iwi land claims, through settlement, Crown apologies and eventual funding, planning and construction of the project. It opens quietly with mesmerisingly still camerawork which off-sets the frenetic work involved in...

Sarah Grohernt has directed a film that contains many of the essential elements we praised The Ground We Won for. Grohnert wisely examines Ngai Tuhoe as a collective rather than individuals, following their journey to constructing Te Wharehou o Tuhoe - the living building - which marks both an end to a troubling histroy and the first step into a bright future. Ever the Land captures this vital moment with smarts, sensitivity and absolute...

Ngāi Tūhoe is aiming to move forward from the dark days of grievances over severe colonisation between the New Zealand Government. Last night the NZ International Film Festival premiered a documentary called, "Ever the Land" directed by Sarah Grohnert which illustrates Tūhoe moving forward to a better and brighter future, with the completion of their $15mil landmark building, Te Uru Taumatua. Ms Grohnert's original...

Tonight Tuhoe rolled into town to attend the gala opening of Ever The Land at the 2015 NZ International Film Festival at the Sky City Cinema in Auckland. After some introductory speeches and a moving waiata the lights went down and the movie began. Ostensibly a film about the construction of the first ever "Living Building" in NZ, conceived as a testament to the values of the Tuhoe people and their vision forself-governance, it was...

Listen to Kim Webby discuss her film 'The Price of Peace' showing at the New Zealand International Film Festival about Tame Iti and the Urewera raids. Newstalk...

Film maker Kim Webby says the depiction of Tame Iti as public enemy number one during the Urewera Four trial made her determined to show the Tame she knew. Webby’s documentary The Price of Peace premieres on Sunday at the Auckland International Film Festival. She’s known the Tuhoe activist for more than 20 years, and she says he family links to the Eastern Bay of Plenty meant she was in a position to tell the story once the...

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