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The former police commissioner Howard Broad was called out but it was left to his successor Mike Bush to deliver a long awaited apology for the so-called Urewera terror raids. Tuhoe vented their anger as Bush and more than 40 uniformed police officers were welcomed on to Te Rewarewa Marae in Ruatoki for the historic apology yesterday. After the powhiri, Bush issued the apology which took place behind closed doors where Tuhoe heard the harm...

The new Police Commissioner, Mike Bush fronted up to the Tūhoe community with an apology for the Operation 8 raids in 2007. Over 300 people gathered to hear the apology but many people at Rewarewa Marae in Ruātoki still want an apology from Howard Broad who was the Police Commissioner at the time of the raids. It's taken seven years, but today saw history in the making. “This day is for Tūhoe, for the commissioner to...

The police commissioner Mike Bush has apologized to the Tuhoe people for police actions during raids of the Taneatua and Ruatoki communities nearly seven years ago. Mr Bush said the operation that saw armed police detain a number of people in the small Eastern Bay of Plenty communities on October 15, 2007 and road blocks where the elderly and children were stopped was necessary. But the way in which police acted caused a loss of mana for the...

Some Tuhoe descendants want to move on now the police apologised for wrongdoing that occurred during Te Urewera raids, but say only time will tell if that apology was truly genuine. Police Commissioner Mike Bush and other officers made the official apology at a gathering at a marae at the Bay of Plenty settlement. Commissioner Mike Bush greeting Tuhoe kuia. Photo: RNZ / Graeme Acton Commissioner Mike Bush said the mana and...

New Zealand's most senior police officer has made an historic apology to the people of Tūhoe for the so-called terror raids. It comes almost seven years after the controversial raids in which police descended on the Urewera...

Tuhoe speakers at Te Rewarewa Marae have told the police ope or group welcomed there that the former Police Commissioner, Howard Broad, should have issued the apology over the raids, rather than Police Commissioner, Mike Bush. Tangata whenua welcoming police on to the marae. Photo: RNZ / Mani Dunlop The current police commissioner and dozens of officers have been in Ruatoki to apologise to the community over the 2007 Te Urewera...

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