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Our behaviour of the past, demanding more from nature than it can cope with, is not tenable or sustainable according to Te Uru Taumatua chairman Tamati Kruger. He hopes the draft management document, Te Kawa o Te Urewera, described as a management document around people, will cause them to be more responsible for their environment and accept that "we need nature, but nature does not necessarily need...

Te Urewera - DOC Tūhoe Partnership have won the Prime Minister’s Award at the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards 2017.   The judges said that this programme was, “An excellence initiative, demonstrating a transformation in the relationship. Most notably there were no direct examples to draw on anywhere in the world - that is true innovation.”   Working collaboratively, the Department of...

Te Urewera-DOC Tuhoe partnership won the Prime Minister's Award at the Deloitte IPAN Public Sector Excellence Awards 2017, held in Wellington on Wednesday night. The judges said the programme was "An excellent initiative, demonstrating a transformation in the relationship. Most notably there were no direct examples to draw on anywhere in the world - that is true innovation." Win For Te Urewera...

A “ground-breaking” move granting Te Urewera National Park the rights of a person has resulted in a major award for those involved in an initiative described as a “world-first”.   The Te Urewera-Department of Conservation Tuhoe Partnership was awarded the Prime Minister’s Award at the Deloitte IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards in Wellington last night.   The judges said that this...

 The Tūhoe Governance group Te Uru Taumatua has received a Prime Ministers award for Crown Māori relationships. The Public Sector Excellence Awards celebrate performance and innovative thinking in New Zealand's public sector.   Te Urewera, The Department of Conservation and Tūhoe partnership took out two awards including the Crown-Māori relationship and the Supreme awards. This is the first time a Māori organization...

If we have a responsibility to care for and nurture nature, perhaps each species could be given personhood and guardians to exercise it on behalf of the members of that species, suggests Victoria University's Catherine Iorns Magallanes Parliament recently made a river a legal person and gave it a name, Te Awa Tupua: “Te Awa Tupua is a legal person and has all the rights, powers, duties, and liabilities of a legal person.” This...

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