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Te Kura Whare is a new generation building embodying super-green values and the spirit of Tuhoe. Seven years ago Tuhoe spearheaded a "Where to from here?" conversation with its people as part of developing a new generation blueprint. Change was imminent - negotiations were underway with the Crown in the lead-up to the Tūhoe Deed of Settlement...

A third major building project since Ngai Tuhoe settled with the Crown in 2014 is about to begin in Ruatahuna. The first was Te Kura Whare in Taneatua, which was recently certified as the first Living Building in the world outside the United States, and late last year Te Kura Whenua at Waikaremoana opened at Home...

A missing woman has been found barefoot but uninjured after six days in the bush - sparking praise for search and rescue teams.   Police had "grave concerns" for the welfare of 49-year-old Suzanne Holmes when her car was found with the doors unlocked and keys in the ignition last Wednesday.   She had gone missing in dense bush near Lions Hut, about 80km east of Rotorua in the northern part of Te Urewera...

Te Iwi o Ngai Tuhoe are on track to completing its third environmentally sustainable building. Te Tii is a community hub being built in Ruatahuna and will house tribal offices, shops, cafes and meeting spaces. It follows on from Tuhoe's first build, Te Kura Whare which won two New Zealand Property Council categories in 2014 for the Special Purpose and Green Building Awards. While Te Tii is a large community whare, Tuhoe Manawaru...

Ngai Tūhoe has released details of its latest building project with Crown settlement funds with the announcement of a $12m central hub for Ruatahuna. The project, which aims to inject new life into the village and uplife the community, also has a strong Rotorua connection with local firm Firth providing a revolutionary cement for the foundations, the first manufacturer in the world to get a special sustainable label....

In preparation for the pouring of foundations, a lot of work has been put in by our local team; Saul, Moata, Darryl, Poutewha, Hone, Bonnie, Graham and the team from GRB Construction.   Over the past couple of weeks, Firth has delivered concrete to site for foundations and floor slabs under the Tribal Office, Store and Café buildings at Te Tii. The two and a half hour trip to Ruatāhuna from Rotorua took ALL of...

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