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Some Tuhoe descendants want to move on now the police apologised for wrongdoing that occurred during Te Urewera raids, but say only time will tell if that apology was truly genuine. Police Commissioner Mike Bush and other officers made the official apology at a gathering at a marae at the Bay of Plenty settlement. Commissioner Mike Bush greeting Tuhoe kuia. Photo: RNZ / Graeme Acton Commissioner Mike Bush said the mana and...

New Zealand's most senior police officer has made an historic apology to the people of Tūhoe for the so-called terror raids. It comes almost seven years after the controversial raids in which police descended on the Urewera...

Tuhoe speakers at Te Rewarewa Marae have told the police ope or group welcomed there that the former Police Commissioner, Howard Broad, should have issued the apology over the raids, rather than Police Commissioner, Mike Bush. Tangata whenua welcoming police on to the marae. Photo: RNZ / Mani Dunlop The current police commissioner and dozens of officers have been in Ruatoki to apologise to the community over the 2007 Te Urewera...

New Zealand First leader says the police are paying the price for poor research and poor judgment around the 2007 terror raids. Police Commissioner Mike Bush was in Ruatoki today to deliver an official apology to Ngai Tuhoe and the people of Te Urewera for actions the Independent Police Conduct Authority found were unlawful, unjustified and unreasonable. In the course of a national round-up of people who had taken part in military-style...

The first of four medical centres within Tūhoe was opened today in Tāneatua.  This is only the start as the tribe paves a new path for themselves towards self-governance.  A new café was also opened today called "Moumou Kai." GP visits for Tūhoe at this new medical centre will cost $14. Patrick McGarvey, Chairman of Te Kōmiti o Runga says, “The GP isn't a local, but some of the workers are....

The Tuhoe iwi is “basking in the afterglow” after opening its first GP clinic, in Taneatua in the Bay of Plenty. Taneatua Medical Centre opened this month and, among the 200 guests, were local DHB and pharmacy representatives, iwi spokesperson Tamati Kruger says (>>nzdoctor.co.nz, ‘News’, 12 August). The practice is taking enrolments and expects to attract at least 300 locals, says Mr Kruger, chair of Tuhoe Te...

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