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There was a huge gathering in Tāneatua this morning to watch and celebrate the third reading and passing of the Tūhoe Settlement and Te Urewera Bill.  According to Te Hau Tutua, “This is a day for all Tūhoe who have fought to see the completion of the settlement, now let's stand together with the Crown.” The tribe has over 32,000 members, 80% of that population lives outside of the Tūhoe...

The third reading of the Tūhoe Claims Settlement and Te Urewera Bill is underway in Parliament and a contingent of Tūhoe have travelled to Wellington for the reading. Other members of the Iwi have gathered in Taneatua to view a live feed of the historical event. Minister of Treaty Settlements, Chris Finlayson told the house this morning that the settlement would, “provide a foundation for a new relationship between the Crown and...

The third and final reading of the Tuhoe-Te Urewera Settlement Bill will occur in Parliament tomorrow. From 9am till 11am, Te Uru Taumatua will screen a live online feed at Te Kura Whare, in...

The Tūhoe Treaty settlement has sparked a new relationship between the tribe and hunters. The Crown package for the iwi will this week have its third and final reading in the House. Negotiations have included discussions with the Deerstalkers Association, confirming hunters can still set their sights on animals in Te Urewera, a deal the Department of Conservation would not acknowledge in the...

Eco Timber company Abodo Wood owes much of its recent growth to a customer complaint it received in its second year of operation.  The company had been exporting treated pinus radiata to the Pacific  when founder Daniel Gudsell received a call in 2004 from a customer in American Samoa. Children who had been playing on Abodo plywood were admitted to hospital with chronic nose bleeds, believed to be caused by exposure to the wood's...

Police Commissioner Mike Bush will visit the homes of eirht Tuhoe families to personaly apologise for mistakes for police made during the Urewera raids - almost seven years after they...

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