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A remarkable tale of survival is been celebrated by crew on the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter.   A spokesperson for the rescue helicopter says the crew was dispatched yesterday by the RCCNZ to an active beacon in Te Urewera Ranges.   “Despite the stunning blue skies in Taupo the ranges were quite different with claggy misty cloud, reduced visibility, and areas of notable turbulence.   “A man was...

Te Urewera unlocked

24 May 2018

Tūhoe shares the secrets of Te Urewera   Tūhoe are welcoming visitors from around the world to learn the secrets of Te Urewera – but reckon Kiwis should be first in line.   Four years ago, the tribe assumed guardianship of Te Urewera, following the region’s change in legal status from a national park to a living entity.   Today, the 2127km2 area, which extends from the northern...

A new cultural hub in Ruatāhuna is the third eco-friendly building for Ngāi Tūhoe, representing their values of mana motuhake and self-sustainability. Jason Renes went to the opening and explored Tūhoe’s 40-year housing strategy. This is part of a series on Māori land and housing. Hokimoana Te Rika-Hekerangi sits on the courtyard of Te Tii. Her hair is cloudy white, her moko kauae is green-black. It almost gleams when the light...

Transcription of CEO Te Uru Taumatua Kirsti Luke presenting a korero at the Interactive Dialogue on Harmony and Nature during the commemoration of International Mother Earth Day – General Assembly, 72nd session. To the sovereignty and aspirations of member states, my admiration. To the organizers, panelists and people who celebrate earth day, my respect. My name is Kirsti I am an indigenous person, and that should not scare you. All that...

It seeks to be a central hub which breathes new life into the village and uplifts the local community. It anticipates the arrival of manuhiri to experience a Tuhoe way of life, to spend time in Ruatahuna and be introduced to Te Urewera.   The new facility will accommodate a general store, the tribal office, cafe, gas station, motel, radio station, laundry, market place, playground, community garden and other inviting outdoor...

Every two years Te Hui Ahurei a Tūhoe invites Ngāi Tūhoe descendants to come together and celebrate their unique reo and culture. But how do urban Tūhoe express their Tūhoetanga when they live away from the lands of their tīpuna? Jason Renes attended this year’s festival to find out.   There is mist around Rotorua on the first morning of this year’s Te Hui Ahurei a Tūhoe. It isn’t the same dense and murky...