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After seven years of continual battle between James Takamore's widow, Denise Clarke, and his whānau of Tūhoe and Te Whakatōhea, a High Court decision was made in favour of Ms Clarke and an exhumation was ordered. Despite this, Mr Takamore’s whānau were defiant when attempts were made to exhume his remains early this...

Not only has Professor Rawinia Higgins just recently become a professor, but she’s also been appointed Assistant Vice Chancellor Māori Research at Victoria...

The eastern Bay of Plenty iwi of Tuhoe will officially open one of its four tribal medical centres in about a week's time. The tribe was aiming to open all four offices before the end of the year. It said it's first centre in Taneatua will now open on 12 August despite saying in March it would be opened in mid-April. The new facility will include an administration office, and a separate existing building, which is being turned into...

A hunters' group and Tuhoe kaumatua have agreed a herd of deer only found in Te Urewera should be given special recognition. The Deerstalkers' Association say the Rusa is unique to the area and has a high-trophy value. Both Tuhoe and the organisation have both agreed the deer should be managed by the new Game Animal Council. Chair of the Association's iwi committee, Alec McIver said their relationship with the tribe is...

Police commissioner Mike Bush has personally apologised to six families affected by the 2007 Urewera police raids. The visits to their homes in Ruatoki over the weekend preceded what will be a formal public apology to Tuhoe, in line with an agreed settlement that has been negotiated with the iwi. Tame Iti, one of the 17 people arrested during Operation 8 for allegedly taking part in what the prosecution said were military-style training camps,...

A personal apology from Police Commissioner Mike Bush to the families affected by the Urewera 'terror raids' has been welcomed by the Tuhoe community, says their chairman. Tamati Kruger says the apology that was delivered yesterday went a long way into helping those deeply affected by the 2007 raids. Mr Kruger says he was pleased with the way the Police Commissioner had handled the apology and by keeping it low-key preserved...

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