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Jerome Partington wants New Zealanders building their own homes to shift their thinking from compliance to "doing good". He talks to Kim Dungey. Sustainable architecture expert Jerome Partington says it’s not enough for buildings to be a little  more energy efficient; they should make a positive contribution to our communities and the health of our natural systems. Auckland-based Partington is an advocate of the...

Tāneatua Mou Mou Kai cafe

25 November 2016

Located in Te Kura Whare - The Living Building - Mou Mou Kai cafe does not offer your usual lacklustre cafe fare. Mou Mou Kai gives hearty and authentic kai a modern twist, all complimentd by the stunning design of the building it occupies. With ingredients sourced from producers in Te Urewera, you can be sure you're getting quality food sourced locally and sustainably. Soul food minus the guilt? Sign us up...

Oxfam New Zealand celebrated entrants and volunteers with an awards night to mark the first Trailwalker staged in the Whakatane district. Trailwalker 2016 raised just short of $1million and although the weather was a challenge for many during the event, organisers and participants rated it highly. Te Kura Whare won 'Best Checkpoint'...

The Tūhoe documentary Ever the Land will screen in Venice this weekend. The acclaimed documentary about the Te Wharehou o Tuhoe (Te Kura Whare) will screen twice in the auditorium of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia on Saturday as part of the public opening of the city's famous Architecture...

The sleepy Eastern Bay settlement of Ruatoki played host to thousands during Easter weekend as the 42nd Hui Ahurei a Tuhoe took place. Three days of kapa haka, sport and debate, all designed to bring iwi together and strengthen the identity of Tuhoe, culminated in a prize-giving on Sunday night where Te Karu were named overall haka winners with Ngati Haka Patuheuheu in second and Tawera Kaipuha third. The first Hui Ahurei was held at Mataatua...

Ngai Tuhoe came together this weekend for the Ahurei, a biennial gathering of kapa haka, sport and whanaungatanga. Tuhoe leader Tamati Kruger says the crowd of more than 20,000 who filled the marae of the Ruatoki valley included tribal members from all over the world. He says in terms of where its people live the tribe is now more urban that rural, and people appreciate the opportunity to reconnect with their family, language and...