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Tribe housing manager Max Temara said the decision to roll out the free devices had been prompted by a house fire in Taneatua, which lead to the death of a grandmother. The first were put into Ruatoki properties, with other communities to follow. He said interest from local people has been great and they've been opening their doors. Mr Temara said the initiative was about Tuhoe taking responsibility for the families, their communities, and...

Te Upokorehe Treaty Claims Trust says it is delighted New Zealand First voted against the Tuhoe-Te Urewera Bill in Parliament during its second reading last...

he Urewera-Tuhoe Bill is another step towards being made law. The House sat under extended hours on Thursday to pass the second reading of the bill. It includes an apology from the Crown and a $170 million compensation payment, and sets up Te Urewera National Park as its own entity. The Maori Affairs Select Committee received 66 submissions on the bill, 42 in favour and 14 opposing it. Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples said the bill...

Te Upokorehe kaumatua Wallace Aramoana says his iwi will continue its attempt to push back against what his tribe claims is a boundary encroachment by Tuhoe. In a sternly-worded press release yesterday, Te Upokorehe Treaty Claims Trust said significant prejudice to Upokorehe was highlighted in comments made by Tuhoe Te Uru Taumatua chairman Tamati Kruger following an Upokorehe protest at Maraetotara, Ohope, on Easter...

A tribe in the Ohope area of Bay of Plenty wants a freeze put on the Tuhoe Treaty settlement legislation. Treaty settlement agreement between the Crown and Tuhoe. Photo: RNZ Te Upokorehe is part of the Tuhoe agreement with the Crown but doesn't want to be, arguing that its territory should not be part of the arrangement. It has taken the matter to the High Court and wants the Parliamentary process stopped until a judge...

A Bay of Plenty tribe has lost another round in its fight against the Tuhoe Treaty settlement. Te Upokorehe says its territory has been wrongly included in the Crown's agreement with the larger iwi and it objects to being identified as a beneficiary of the Tuhoe settlement. But the Maori affairs select committee has rejected a plea to step in and stop the Tuhoe legislation. It says members of Te Upokorehe who are affiliated to Tuhoe...

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