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Taane Rakuraku grew up surrounded by the Urewera mountains and immersed in stories of the Crown's misdeeds against his people. Today, the Tuhoe kaumatua will be among the thousands expected to turn out to hear Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson apologise for those wrongs - part of the iwi's Treaty of Waitangi settlement which also resulted in redress worth $170 million last month. The apology covers Crown actions, described...

A symbolic koikoi (sharpened stick) given to the Hon Michael Cullen by Tame Iti to help negotiations between Tuhoe and the Crown has been returned to Tuhoe. In Taneatua to deliver the Crown's formal apology to Tuhoe at a settlement ceremony today, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson, gave the koikoi back to Mr Iti saying it had done its job. 'I understand Tame said the koikoi should be returned when a...

Hundreds have turned out to take part in the historical gathering of Tūhoe in Taneatua to hear the apology delivered by the Crown as part of the iwi settlement. Minister of Treaty Settlements Chris Finlayson is delivering the apology now on behalf of the Government outside Te Kura Whare. In his speech Finlayson is addressing the wrong doing of the Crown towards Tūhoe from as far back as the 1800's to the present day. He is outlining...

Tūhoe will converge in Taneatua today to hear the Crown apology to their people delivered by Minister of Treaty Settlements Chris Finlayson as part of the Tūhoe and Crown settlement. Te Uru Taumatua and the grounds surrounding Te Kura Whare will host the historical event and last minute preparations are underway before the Pōhiri, which is set to take place at 9am. The Minister is expected to make the apology at 11:30 which will address at...

The Maungapōhatu flag

22 August 2014

The Museum was approached by the Minister for Treaty Negotiations, on behalf of Tūhoe, to request the return of the Maungapōhatu flag. The Maungapōhatu flag was returned to Tūhoe on Friday 22 August, as part of the Tūhoe-Crown Settlement ceremony. The Museum, and the Taumata-ā-Iwi, supported its return, and are pleased to have played a part in the reconciliation. It represents the Museums’ commitment to addressing historic ownership...

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,...

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