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A trip planned for children who were caught up in the 2007 Urewera raids has come under fire.  An invitation by Police to children of Ruātoki to travel to Wellington has some from the communities of Ruātoki and Taneatua sceptical about the motive behind the invitation. It's a scene that has been etched into the soul of those who were raided by police in Te Urewera. Te Waiarani Harawira says, “When my younger brother and...

Tūhoe children who were caught up in the 2007 police terror raids in Ruatoki have been welcomed to Wellington. NZ Police and Te Uru Taumatua o Tūhoe organised the trip in an attempt to regain the community’s, and its children’s, trust. But some have spoken out against the trip, believing police should have been made to go to the children...

Iti totally free at last

31 October 2014

Nineteen months after he was released from prison, Tame Iti is finally free. Mr Iti's parole period ended on Tuesday. His final required visit to the probabtion service occured last week. His new-found freedom was marked with a cup tea and a slice of chocolate cake at Te Kura Whare, the Tūhoe headquarters, on...

The Government is calling for patience from hunters wanting to get into Te Urewera, as Tuhoe works on a review of hunting permits. While no one has been banned from the land, ministers and the Deerstalkers Association are supporting the tribe's call for hunters to use their discretion while the system is being examined. The iwi's Treaty of Waitangi settlement with the Crown has given rise to a new approach to the future of Te Urewera,...

30 October 2014                                                       Media Statement   Associate Conservation Minister Peter Dunne welcomes today’s joint announcement by the...

  Tuhoe Spokesman Tamati Kruger Tuhoe has clarified claims hunters with Department of Conservation-issued permits have been "banished" from the Urewera Ranges. Recent news reports claimed hunters had been kicked out of the ranges by Tuhoe. The iwi now administers the area through the Te Uruwera Board, a Crown-Tuhoe partnership created after the Te Uruwera Act 2014 came into force in September. The Ureweras'...

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