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Tūhoe families wrongly caught up in the raids seven years ago are to finally get a personal apology. Police Commissioner Mike Bush will meet with whānau at the end of this month. Tūhoe chief negotiator Tamati Kruger says while an apology might not be enough for some, he hopes it will help the families and the tribe to move...

Police Commissioner Mike Bush will visit the homes of eight Tuhoe families to personally apologise for mistakes police made during the Urewera raids - almost seven years after they occurred. His visit, due before the end of the month, is expected to take two days. The apology is timed to ensure it does not overshadow the Crown apology next month for historic grievances which forms part of the iwi's Treaty of Waitangi settlement. That will...

The third reading of the Tuhoe-Te Urewera Settlement Bill is confirmed for Thursday. Tuhoe representatives expect this final step will culminiate with the Crown's Apology set for mid-August, this...

Four Timor-Leste police officers visited Whakatane on Tuesday as part of a programme to help support safe and secure communitites in the south-east Asian...

Waiohau residents are demanding speed limits to protect school and kohanga reo children on a stretch of road through their community they consider dangerous. The speed limit through Waiohau is 80kmh but residents claim logging trucks and other vehicles often ignore the restriction and "hurtle" along the main...

Korero trophy winners

2 July 2014

Tanekaha Mariu, Timi Riini and Tutamure Mokomoko have plenty reasons to smile.  The three students from Te Wharekura o Ruatoki took top placings at the recent primary and intermediate school's whaikorero competition held at Whangaparaoa last...

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