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Police have said sorry for the raids on the Tuhoe people in 2007 but there will be no ministerial apology for what happened. Yesterday, Police Commissioner Mike Bush apologised for police actions while raiding the Taneatua and Ruatoki communities nearly seven years ago. Speaking at Te Rewarewa marae in Ruatoki, Mr Bush said the operation, during which armed police detained a number of people in the small Eastern Bay of Plenty communities on...

Tuhoe hopes that the opening of four medical centres in its rohe will inspire whanau to return to their homeland and practise medicine. First, the new Tuhoe HQ, next a health centre at Taneatua. Photo: RNZ The first Tuhoe medical centre in Taneatua opened on 12 August and three more are expected to open by the end of the year. The centres' group manager for health, housing, education and welfare, said part of the...

Community member Hans Tiakiwa gauges the mood in Ruatoki ahead of a formal police...

The Police Commissioner has been welcomed on to a marae to deliver a historic...

Today's apology is an admittance by Police that the raid carried out in Ruātoki seven years ago was wrong. The police commissioner and a contingent of officers officially apologised to the people of Tūhoe in the small rural community of Ruātoki. On the morning of October 15 around 300 police, including the Armed Offenders Squad and Special Tactics Unit raided the sedate settlement of Ruātoki. They searched cars, homes and school...

The former police commissioner Howard Broad was called out but it was left to his successor Mike Bush to deliver a long awaited apology for the so-called Urewera terror raids. Tuhoe vented their anger as Bush and more than 40 uniformed police officers were welcomed on to Te Rewarewa Marae in Ruatoki for the historic apology yesterday. After the powhiri, Bush issued the apology which took place behind closed doors where Tuhoe heard the harm...

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