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Two bus-loads of Ngai Tūhoe whānaunga have travelled to Wellington to be guests of the police, in a further step to repair relations between both parties. Links were severely strained when officers carried out armed Te Urewera Raids of 2007. Tuhoe students gather to make the trip to Wellington. Photo: Te Uru Taumatua Ninety one Tūhoe people - 73 of them tamariki - have come by bus to the capital. In the words of the Tūhoe...

Tūhoe and the Police are strengthening their relationship with a face to face meeting in Wellington.  The two groups have come together to assist some of the children affected by the 2007 Raids in Ruatoki. It's all fun and games today for these Ruatoki youngsters.  But seven years ago, the last time some of these children were up close and personal with Police, it wasn't like that at all. Moko Hillman says, “It...

A Tūhoe whānau representative is thanking police commissioner for keeping his Te Urewera raids apology promise by inviting rangatahi to Wellington. Huka Williams of Tūhoe. Photo: RNZ / Eru Rerekura More than 70 children were on a tour of the capital, visiting places such as the police college and Te Papa. This afternoon, on a hot day in the city, they were taken to Te Rauparaha Arena's Aquatic Centre for a swim and a...

When police carried out their infamous terror raids against Tuhoe eight years ago, children were among the most affected. In one incident, armed police surrounded a school bus. Police have already apologised for the hurt they caused and today a group of Tuhoe children came to Wellington as guests of the police. Many Tuhoe children were scared of the police after the raids eight years ago. Today they walked into the police college...

The religious movement founded by Maori prophet Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki is exploring how it can entice followers back to church and increase the expertise of its tohunga (ministers). About 30 Ringatu followers and tohunga went to a wananga at the University of Waikato over the weekend, where falling church attendance and the abilities of the clergy of tohunga were examined. A guest speaker at the hui, Pou Temara, said follwoers...

PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 12 January 2015 Iti - A collaboration between Tame Iti, the high profile Tuhoe Maori activist and artist, and Birgit Krippner, Austrian born Wellington based photographer. {Suite} in Wellington is pleased to present Tame Iti and Birgit Krippner's collaborative exhibition "Iti", comprising Krippner's photographers, and oil on canvas and sculptural works by Tame Iti. Key to the exhibition...

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