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The people of Tuhoe have accepted an apology from the Crown for killing their ancestors and brutally taking their land, but say they will never forget what happened. It follows the signing of a $170 million Treaty of Waitangi settlement last month. Chris Finlayson delivers the Crown apology. Photo: RNZ The party representing the Crown was welcomed into the Tuhoe heartland at Taneatua, south of Whakatane in Eastern Bay of Plenty,...

Tuhoe whenua Tuhoe tangata Te mana motuhake o Tuhoe Mihi mai, whakatau mai (Tuhoe land Tuhoe people The special mana of Tuhoe Greet(us) Welcome (us)) Te reo Maori has many wonderful sayings, for example: "Whaia te iti kahurangi ki te tuohu koe Me he maunga teitei" Translated, I believe it means: "Persue the treasures of your heart If you should stoop let it be to a lofty mountain." Today we bow to your sacred...

Anei ngā kupu a Tāmati Kruger, te kaikōrero a Tūhoe i whakautu atu i te whakapāha a te Karauna. E whai muri aroha ake ana I ngā maioha a te tohunga. A taku pae kōrero; tēna tātau katoa. Nau mai, haere mai, whakapiri mai ki tēnei te rā whakatau a te karauna me Tūhoe, i a rāua riri whakauaua, i a rāua riri whakawehewehe o nehe. He rā hau māuiui, he rā mokopuna tēnei. He rangi hai whakapiki mana mō tātau, he rangi hai...

The Crown has delivered its long-awaited apology to Tuhoe for historic grievances dubbed among the worst in New Zealand's history. Thousands of people including Tuhoe from across the country, former prime minister Jim Bolger, Police Commissioner Mike Bush and MPs from across the spectrum were in Taneatua in the Bay of Plenty for the event today. It follows last month's Treaty of Waitangi settlement between the iwi and the Crown. As...

Iti in tutu goes viral

19 August 2014

An angel has falledn out of the sky and landed on a chopper at Ruatoki, or so it seems. An image of Tuhoe activist Tame Iti, shot as part of the 2015 Pink Angels Calendar, was released onto social media on Sunday n ight - much to the surprise of the calendar's...

The final act of atonement for grievances the Goverment inflicted on the Tuhoe nation, starting 150 years ago, will be played out at Taneatua on Friday. Treaty negotiations minister Chris Finlayson will convey the Crown's apology to a crowd expected to number 3500 in the grounds of Te Kura Whare, the iwi's new headquarters, on...

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