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The tiny Bay of Plenty settlement of Taneatua is better known as a one horse town than a centre for architectural excellence.  But that's all set to change. Over the weekend 500 Tūhoe gathered together to celebrate the opening of the tribe's new state of the art eco-friendly headquarters. With a history of land confiscation, imprisonment and execution, starvation and the destruction of their villages, the tribe is now...

A better home will lead to a better future. Those are the thoughts around Te Wharehou o Tūhoe opened this weekend. According to Tamati Kruger, “This building is a symbol of that saying, 'If Tūhoe is united, it can achieve anything." Within it's confines are art spaces, a cafeteria, and even its own archive and the cultural hub is the first of its kind for Tūhoe. Unemployment and poverty is seen throughout...

According to the chair of the Māori Affairs Select Committee, Tau Henare, the passion of the people of Tūhoe has been very obvious at their meetings regarding the Tūhoe Settlement Bill. The second reading of the Tūhoe Settlement Bill in Parliament is set to take place in July, however, some factions within Tūhoe feel that the process to get to this point was Crown-driven. Marie Steward believes, “The Crown has driven Tūhoe...

As Tūhoe prepares for the grand opening of their new Tūhoe complex in Tāneatua, they are also preparing to open the first of their GP and dental services in one of the old Te Uru Taumatua office buildings in Tāneatua. Tūhoe has invested $2mil into the GP service project that will focus on the establishment of GP and dental services in Tāneatua and around Tūhoe communities. A lot of work in relation to the development of...

Tuhoe leader Tamati Kruger has been named 2014 Maori of the Year by Television New Zealand. TV One's Marae Investigates programme named Mr Kruger, who led the negotiations that achieved the iwi's Treaty of Waitangi settlement in 2013, the supreme winner of its Maori of the Year awards on Waitangi Day, February...

Lake Waikaremoana is known as one of the jewels of Te Urewera but for the past 10 years, this area has played a major role in protecting the kiwi. The Lake Waikaremoana Hapū Restoration Trust has been monitoring an area where the kiwi has been fenced in. This weekend they have created a second area to protect kiwi and will be laying traps.  More than 60 people are to travel here with the intent of helping to lay out...

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