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Dr John Wood describes it as a "hallelujah moment". After years of discussion, Tūhoe accepted the groundbreaking idea of giving their beloved ancestral homeland, Te Urewera, a legal personality as part of their Treaty settlement deal. They wouldn't own the National Park - instead it would be a unique legal entity, with all the rights of a person - jointly managed by Crown and iwi. It was a world-first arrangement later...

The Cutting Edge addiction conference will be held in Rotorua next month hosting interesting and high profile local Māori and international speakers. The conference is New Zealand's key addiction treatment gathering, providing the opportunity for the addiction sector to get together, network, learn about and embrace innovative thinking and practice. This year's theme is 'It's all about Connection'. The conference is...

Building Sustainable

3 August 2018

Tūhoe's Te Kura Whare is becoming the benchmark for those wanting to create sustainable buildings. On Wednesday, representatives from Kai Rotorua toured the building to see how its features could be incorporated into their own planned building. Read more...

Two substantial forests on Te Manawa o Tuhoe land in the Bay of Plenty are being marketed by Colliers International's specialist forestry team. The forests are quite close to one another, about 30km southwest of Whakatane, with a net stocked area totalling about 1442ha of mid-rotation radiata pine crop. Colliers' forestry broker Warwick Searle says the Bay of Plenty region has proven high growth rates. "Te Manawa o...

 After four days without food, a trouser-less man with severe hypothermia was rescued by the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter yesterday and thanked them with a song.   The helicopter was dispatched to the Urewera Ranges to an active locator beacon yesterday.   The ranges were misty and cloudy and there was reduced visibility but a man was spotted, just before 4pm, in a clearing near a hut about 150m from the...

A remarkable tale of survival is been celebrated by crew on the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter.   A spokesperson for the rescue helicopter says the crew was dispatched yesterday by the RCCNZ to an active beacon in Te Urewera Ranges.   “Despite the stunning blue skies in Taupo the ranges were quite different with claggy misty cloud, reduced visibility, and areas of notable turbulence.   “A man was...

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