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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...

The new Police Commissioner, Mike Bush fronted up to the Tūhoe community with an apology for the Operation 8 raids in 2007. Over 300 people gathered to hear the apology but many people at Rewarewa Marae in Ruātoki still want an apology from Howard Broad who was the Police Commissioner at the time of the raids. It's taken seven years, but today saw history in the making. “This day is for Tūhoe, for the commissioner to...

The police commissioner Mike Bush has apologized to the Tuhoe people for police actions during raids of the Taneatua and Ruatoki communities nearly seven years ago. Mr Bush said the operation that saw armed police detain a number of people in the small Eastern Bay of Plenty communities on October 15, 2007 and road blocks where the elderly and children were stopped was necessary. But the way in which police acted caused a loss of mana for the...

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