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3 August 2018

Tūhoe's Te Kura Whare is becoming the benchmark for those wanting to create sustainable buildings. On Wednesday, representatives from Kai Rotorua toured the building to see how its features could be incorporated into their own planned building. Read more...

Two substantial forests on Te Manawa o Tuhoe land in the Bay of Plenty are being marketed by Colliers International's specialist forestry team. The forests are quite close to one another, about 30km southwest of Whakatane, with a net stocked area totalling about 1442ha of mid-rotation radiata pine crop. Colliers' forestry broker Warwick Searle says the Bay of Plenty region has proven high growth rates. "Te Manawa o...

 After four days without food, a trouser-less man with severe hypothermia was rescued by the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter yesterday and thanked them with a song.   The helicopter was dispatched to the Urewera Ranges to an active locator beacon yesterday.   The ranges were misty and cloudy and there was reduced visibility but a man was spotted, just before 4pm, in a clearing near a hut about 150m from the...

A remarkable tale of survival is been celebrated by crew on the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter.   A spokesperson for the rescue helicopter says the crew was dispatched yesterday by the RCCNZ to an active beacon in Te Urewera Ranges.   “Despite the stunning blue skies in Taupo the ranges were quite different with claggy misty cloud, reduced visibility, and areas of notable turbulence.   “A man was...

Te Urewera unlocked

24 May 2018

Tūhoe shares the secrets of Te Urewera   Tūhoe are welcoming visitors from around the world to learn the secrets of Te Urewera – but reckon Kiwis should be first in line.   Four years ago, the tribe assumed guardianship of Te Urewera, following the region’s change in legal status from a national park to a living entity.   Today, the 2127km2 area, which extends from the northern...

A new cultural hub in Ruatāhuna is the third eco-friendly building for Ngāi Tūhoe, representing their values of mana motuhake and self-sustainability. Jason Renes went to the opening and explored Tūhoe’s 40-year housing strategy. This is part of a series on Māori land and housing. Hokimoana Te Rika-Hekerangi sits on the courtyard of Te Tii. Her hair is cloudy white, her moko kauae is green-black. It almost gleams when the light...

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