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A globally significant document for Te Urewera signals a change in conservation attitudes and a new era for Tuhoe. Te Kawa o Te Urewera will guide the management of the former national park, which was returned to Tuhoe from the Department of Conservation as part of its Treaty...

New era for Tūhoe

21 September 2017

A GLOBALLY significant guiding document for Te Urewera is heralding a change in conservation attitudes and a new era for Tuhoe. Te Kawa o Te Urewera will guide the management of the former national park, which was dismantled and returned to Tuhoe from the Department of Conservation (DoC) in a New Zealand first as part of its Treaty settlement.   The 2127-square-kilometre stretch of land, which includes Lake Waikaremoana, was...

More than a decade ago they were included in the settlement with Tūhoe, this year they feature in Whakatohea's - but Te Upokorehe say they belong to...

Building the Bones

16 August 2017

Blink and you’ll miss the progress occurring at Te Tii. The team is ripping through the mahi and the appearance of site is changing daily. The ‘bones’ of the structure or timber frame is going up. This is what gives the buildings their shape and stability.  There’s a lot of work involved in getting six buildings framed at the same time so the workers have split into teams.    This photo shows how...

A leader of the Tuhoe people's drive for self determination, Tamati Kruger, will the 2017 Bruce Jesson Memorial Lecture on October 31. The lecture, at the University of Auckland, will be a historic opportunity for Tuhoe to explain their philosophy of Mana Motuhake to a national audience, and to report on how the approach is working out in practice since the iwi signed a settlement with the Crown in...

Te Wharehou o Waikaremoana, by Lake Waikaremoana, is one of seven public buildings to make the shortlist for the 2017 New Zealand Architecture Awards. Built using sustainable building practices, it followed living building principles in its design and build....

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