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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...

The Tūhoe settlement has taken years of negotiation.  In 2010, it came to a halt when Prime Minister John Key ruled out giving Tūhoe ownership of Te Urewera. Tūhoe did not sign the Treaty of Waitangi but were subjected to harsh Crown policies.  Today, the Crown apologised for those wrongs.   In Tuhoe's $170 million settlement, apart from an apology and Tūhoe autonomy, Te Urewera National Park will become a new...

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,...

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...

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...

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