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Artist Tame Iti is so impressed by the work of young creatives from James Street School he has invited them to exhibit their pieces at the Taneatua...

It’s always an exciting moment when you can say ‘we’re out of the ground’, meaning you’ve gotten through the bulk of earthworks, ground conditions are ticked off and you’re into foundations of the building.    This moment is even more satisfying when your site has been hit by not one, but two cyclones; when the main access road has been closed due to slips and washouts; and when...

The lack of civility so often ascribed to Tame Iti is now ascribed to the Crown and Government thanks to the activist's representation in the media, writes Dr Julie Cupples We are all familiar with the white celebrities—George Clooney, Bob Geldof, Bono, Angelina Jolie—who publicly embrace humanitarian causes and become famous for their activism as well as their acting, musical or sporting talent. There is, however, an...

ROADING and track closures are catching out some visitors to Lake Waikaremoana who are not aware of the partially-closed status of the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk and SH38 on the Whakatane side. Storm damage in April closed the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk between Korokoro campsite and Hopuruahine landing. The only access into Lake Waikaremoana is on State Highway 38 on the Wairoa side of the lake. The Lake Waikaremoana website...

Achieving Living Building status for Tūhoe's headquarters in Tāneatua has been a long and arduous road. But the tribe's chairman, Tamati Kruger, says the outcome has been worth it. First raised by Tūhoe Establishment Trust, the idea was to build a modern headquarters after the trible settled its Treaty grievances with the Government. The forerunner to the tribe's post-settlement governance body, Te Uru Taumatua, the establishment...

Tūhoe's headquarters, Te Kura Whare, is now among the 14 buildings in the world to have reached a no impact standard. The tribe's chief executive, Kirsti Luke received the prestigious Living Building certification at a ceremony in Seattle, United States, on Friday. Designed by the late Jasmax architect Ivan Mercep, Te Kura Whare was developed to leave no footprint and instead replenish its environment and community and since its...

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