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With State Highway 38 being identified as one of new council chief executive Fegus Power's top priorities, district councillors last week discussed the current state of the highway and plans to get it...

A Ruatoki family has been left shaken after the armed offenders squad woke them in the dead of the night, ordered them outside and held them at gunpoint. While they found nothing, the family say no explanation or apology was given by the police.  The incident has re-traumatised the small Ruatoki community who are not only still grappling with the 2007 terror raids but also another AOS raid in 2012.  Read the original Native...

Healing our dark heart

13 April 2014

A historical and unique Treaty settlement with Ngai Tuhoe has laid out the blueprint for the iwi to take self-autonomy of its land and...

The Pakeha architect who worked on designs for Te Papa, the Museum of New Zealand, has died. Ivan Mercep was 84. The ceremony to officially open the Tuhoe headquarters in the Bay of Plenty. Photo: RNZ / Rosemary Rangitauira Mr Mercep was described by his peers as the quiet achiever of New Zealand architecture. In 2008, he was the recipient of the New Zealand Institute of Architect's Gold Medal in recognition of his 50 years'...

The Tuhoe iwi is setting up medical clinics, saying its people are suffering while health services fail to deliver. Ngai Tuhoe expects this month to open its first medical clinic, in Taneatua in the Bay of Plenty, to be followed by clinics in Waimoana, Ruatahuna and Lake Waikaremoana, Tuhoe Te Uru Taumatua Trust chief executive Kirsti Luke says. Read the original NZDoctors article...

Parliament is sitting under extended hours to advance Treaty of Waitangi bills including legislation which sets up Te Urewera National Park as its own legal entity. Along with a Crown apology for breaching the treaty the Te Urewera-Tuhoe Bill also provides commercial and cultural redress for Tuhoe and sets up the iwi's new governance structure. The bill passed its second reading with the support of all parties except New Zealand...

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